Zesco Limited, Zambia’s power utility company, has reported that its bulk sub-station situated in the Northmead area in Lusaka, the capital of Zambia, caught fire on Thursday morning.
According to the company, the 33/11kV Dublin sub-station caught fire under unknown circumstances at about 09:30 hours.
The incident adversely affected power supply in several areas in Lusaka, including Garden Chilulu, Thompark, Northmead, Rhodespark, part of Emmasdale, part of Chaisa and part of Fairview.
A statement issued and signed by Eng Peter Chamfya, Director for Distribution and Customer Service, explained that a collaborative effort from the Lusaka City County and Zambia Airforce Fire Brigades successfully extinguished the fire from about 10:30 hours.
The statement said alternative power supply arrangements were implemented and by 11:56 hours, power supply was restored in all the affected areas. The statement said, “Zesco has since commenced investigations to establish the cause of the fire”.