Fire destroys pharmaceutical factory in Olifantsfontein

2013-09-13 07:31

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Johannesburg - Firefighters managed to put out a blaze at an Olifantsfontein pharmaceutical factory in the early hours of Friday morning, Ekurhuleni emergency services said.

The fire started on Thursday night.

Spokesperson Roggers Mamaila said firefighters were now dampening down the site.

Around 32 firefighters had been deployed to the scene.

"We had difficulties with the wind fuelling the blaze but now I can say we are in control now," he said earlier.

Most of the factory was destroyed.

The cause of the fire was not known.

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