Firefighters battle to contain Brakpan blaze

2013-01-08 15:58
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Fire at East Rand plastics factory

A fire has engulfed East Rand Plastics in Brakpan and has spread to nearby office blocks. Emergency services are at the scene. See the pictures.

Cape Town - Firefighters are battling a factory fire in Brakpan on Monday, and are struggling to contain a highly flammable propane tank on the premises.

Ekurhuleni emergency services spokesperson William Ntladi said the blaze spread to nearby office blocks as well.

"There are no injuries and all workers have been evacuated," he told News24.

Ntladi said firefighters were struggling to contain a highly flammable 9 000 litre propane cylinder at the factory owned by plastic packaging company Astrapak.

The cause of the fire could not be determined as yet.

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