A fire at Eskom’s Majuba power station has been extinguished.
There were no injuries reported.
The power utility said in a statement that coal delivery to the power station has been impacted.
The cause of the fire remains unknown.
Eskom says the facility has to cool down before a forensic investigation can begin.
South Africa is once again facing the risk of loadshedding after fire broke out at one of Eskom’s largest power stations on Wednesday night.
The blaze, which was confirmed by the state-owned entity, started in the afternoon at Majuba Power Station in Mpumalanga, but was promptly extinguished.
Video clips of the plant’s conveyor belt being gutted by fire circulated on social media on the evening.
Majuba Power Station is Eskom’s second-largest power plant with an installed capacity of 4 110MW.
The power utility released a media statement, confirming that no injuries were sustained during the inferno.
Coal conveyor and silo at the Majuba power station of South Africa’s national utility @Eskom_SA on fire. Someone tell me how this is possible. Sabotage? Latest: fire now extinguished pic.twitter.com/6GyA6FZ8HW
— Anton Eberhard (@AntonEberhard) December 18, 2019