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2016-12-16 06:01
Smoke pours out of the building. Photos: Siphelele Nketo             

Smoke pours out of the building. Photos: Siphelele Nketo             

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FIREFIGHTERS were called to put out a fire that broke out in a building in
Main Street
in Kokstad on Tuesday.
It is suspected that the fire was started by a candle that was left burning in the building.

The building houses a bottle store on the ground floor and businesses and offices.

“The fire started in one of the offices and people screamed for help. About five offices were destroyed,” said Paul Christodoulou, the building manager.

When Fever arrived at the scene at 11.30am office people were running for safety and fire fighters had started putting out the fire.

People in the CBD also assisted with removing computers, office chairs and tables from the building.

Khuselwa Matshoba, who works at African Roots Salon, told Fever that she was happy to escape uninjured.

“I heard people shouting that we must get out of the building because there is a fire. The salon has no insurance to replace damaged mirrors, cupboard, chairs and sofas.”

Koliswa Gogela, who works at Kucy Cares Hair Salon, said many people will lose jobs.
“I was serving clients when people told us to get out of the building. I am worried that people that will lose jobs after this because the salon owners need to replace the destroyed equipment before they can reopen.”

Nkumbilicicus Security Services owner Kgahliso Nkumbi said she thanks God that no one was injured.

The cause of fire is under investigation.

It is suspected that the fire was started by a candle that was left burning in the
building. The building houses a bottle store on the ground floor and businesses and
offices

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