Johannesburg CBD underground fire extinguished: EMS

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The Johannesburg Emergency Management Services (EMS) services has extinguished an underground fire in the Johannesburg CBD.

According to Johannesburg EMS, City Power underground cables caught alight underneath Ntemi Piliso and Anderson streets, on Monday morning.

The underground blaze took firefighters the entire day to completely extinguish. At this stage, it’s still unclear how the fire started.

Johannesburg EMS spokesperson Robert Mulaudzi says, “At this stage, we can confirm that the fire has been extinguished and the area will be inspected for air quality and also structural integrity before our colleagues from city power can be allowed in. We also want to urge our motorists who are driving in the area that the road is still closed and they need to use alternate routes.”