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Load-shedding fire safety – your questions answered<p>​</p><div><strong>Questions: </strong></div><div>1.    What are the biggest fire threats related to load-shedding? </div><div>2.    Has the Fire and Rescue Service noticed an increase in residential fires during periods of load-shedding?</div><div>3.    What are some tips for people to better protect their homes and their families from the threat of fire during load-shedding? </div><div> </div><div> <strong>Listen here:</strong><strong><em> </em></strong><a href="http://bit.do/fUC7A" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">http://bit.do/fUC7A</span></a><br><br></div><div>In the event of a fire or any other life-threatening emergency, call the City’s Public Emergency Communication Centre on 021 480 7700 from a cellphone or 107 from a landline.</div><div> </div><div><strong>More fire safety tips are available here: </strong><a href="https://bit.ly/3a6olBX" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">https://bit.ly/3a6olBX</span></a> <br></div><div><br></div><div><strong>Please note: </strong></div><div>Eskom’s blackouts typically cause power faults due to nuisance tripping and increased service requests.</div><div><br></div><div>Please wait at least 30 minutes before logging a service request alerting the City that the power in your area has not come back after load-shedding. Sometimes, the issue is already being resolved. City teams will do their best to attend to any outages as soon as possible. </div><div> </div><div><strong>City’s service channels (please only use one channel and don't log the same request multiple times):</strong></div><div>SMS: 31220 (standard charges apply)</div><div>Email: power@capetown.gov.za</div><div>Online: www.capetown.gov.za/servicerequests</div><div> </div><div><strong>Be energy wise</strong></div><div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Turn the geyser temperature down to 60°C. </div><div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>For more tips: https://savingelectricity.org.za/</div><div> <br></div><div> </div><div><strong>End</strong><br></div><p><br></p>2022-06-29T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#d9c65199-63f5-41e3-8dc8-44db8191a582;L0|#0d9c65199-63f5-41e3-8dc8-44db8191a582|load-shedding;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#c4b7c6dc-8375-4f5e-9dbc-dfae57ed56e6;L0|#0c4b7c6dc-8375-4f5e-9dbc-dfae57ed56e6|Fire10

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