Fire in four city shops

2008-02-10 00:00

A furniture shop in a historic building was gutted by fire in upper Church Street on Saturday morning.

Three other business premises, another furniture shop, cellphone shop and a panel beaters, were affected.

Shop owners in the neighbourhood saw smoke coming from building out about 7.30 am.

Sugie Naidoo from the Fire Department said extensive damage was caused to Shadam Furnishers, with all their stock being damaged by smoke and flames.

Krish Padayachee from G.P. Stores had his entire storeroom gutted, losing much of his stock.

Morné Amod, who runs a panel beaters’ shop at the back of the premises, lost all the stock in his storeroom and Mukhtar Amod, who runs a furniture and cellular shop, also had his shop damaged in the fire.

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