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Germiston paper mill fire contained

2011-11-15 17:30

Johannesburg - A fire that ripped through a paper mill factory in Germiston had been contained, Ekurhuleni emergency services said on Tuesday.

The flames were brought under control late on Monday night with the help of 50-plus firefighters, said spokesperson Rogers Mamaila.

"A helicopter was also dispatched to water bomb the building from above. It took four hours to bring the blaze under control."

It was unclear how the paper stacked outside the Gayatri Paper Mill caught alight.

Workers were evacuated and no injuries were reported.