The Workshop: Restaurant in flames

2009-06-18 00:00

ONE of Durban’s busiest malls, Workshop Shopping Centre, was closed yesterday after a fire broke out inside the centre.

Shoppers and staff scrambled for safety after a massive blaze broke out in the Oriental Restaurant on the ground floor.

Flames billowed out through the roof.

Fire-fighters and paramedics were on scene minutes after the blaze broke out.

The fire set off the sprinkler system, which helped extinguish the blaze.

ER24 spokesman Derrick Banks said that people were evacuated and no one was injured.

“Luckily, people were able to get out the building quickly. There were no cases of smoke inhalation,” he said.

The Durban Fire Department is currently investigating the cause of the fire.

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