Pretoria – Tshwane Emergency Merical Services (EMS) were battling a blaze at the Kwagga substation in Pretoria West on Tuesday morning.

EMS spokesperson Charles Mabaso says the fire broke out at 3am.

“Firefighters have been dispatched from around 3:30 and have been fighting the blaze since then,” says Mabaso.

He adds: “The situation has been complicated by the fact that now there is oil leaking from the substation itself.”

He says firefighters are using foam to suppress the fire.