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Unit 3 Of Kusile Power Station Was On Fire


a fire broke out at its Kusile Power Station on Friday night, but it was put out with no casualties recorded.

In a statement, the power utility said the fire broke out at Kusile Unit 3’s fabric filter plant between 5.30pm and 6.30pm, but was immediately put out by the power station’s fire team.

“The fire has been extinguished with no injuries sustained,” Eskom said.

The utility said the incident was under investigation.

Kusile is a coal-fired power plant under construction by state electricity utility Eskom, about 15 kilometres north away from the current Kendal Power Station near Witbank, Mpumalanga.

Its development has been characterised by reports of huge cost overruns and missed its deadlines.

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