Fire sweeps through Joburg CBD shops

2014-05-19 07:24

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Johannesburg - A fire swept through five shops in the Johannesburg city centre on Monday morning, the city's emergency services said.

"No one was in the shops," said spokesperson Robert Mulaudzi.

"We are still busy extinguishing it."

The cause of the fire, which was reported at around 06:00, was unknown.

The five shops were situated along Bree and Mooi streets.

Mulaudzi said motorists should be cautious when driving in the vicinity.

Metro police spokesperson Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said traffic was being diverted.

He said the damage of the fire was extensive.

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