Fire: Mr Price staff act fast

2009-03-11 00:00

Mr Price employees in Pietermaritzburg had to work overtime yesterday after a fire broke out in the Church Street store just five minutes before closing time at 5 pm.

The fire, which started when a sub-station blew up in the lower level of the store, did not spread far and was extinguished before the fire department arrived.

“[The fire department] were quick, though,” said Meera Gunputh, the junior store manager who discovered the fire when the electricity cut out. “It took them about 10 to 15 minutes to get here … They helped us turn off the sprinkler system.”

Gunputh said over 300 boxes of goods were destroyed by water used to extinguish the fire. No one was injured.

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