New fire in Jhb

2010-10-10 12:28

Johannesburg - A building housing three businesses in Crown Mines, just outside central Johannesburg, has burnt down on Sunday, emergency services said.

"The fire started at about 03:30 on the corner of Coach and Carriage Close Extension 7 in a building housing three businesses," spokesperson Percy Morokane said.

Firefighters were alerted by security guards.

"A chicken wholesaler suffered extensive smoke and water damage and has been partly destroyed by the fire.

"The other two businesses, a household furniture and decor business and sweet wholesaler, have been burnt down to the ground."

Morokane said the fire spread quickly because of the combustible material kept in the buildings.

It took firefighters three hours to extinguish the fire, he said.

Police and fire safety officers working on the scene said it was possible that the fire was started deliberately.

"They suspect a criminal act of arson has been committed, but it is unclear who might be behind it. Police are still investigating," said Morokane.

A firefighter injured his shoulder while trying to put out the blaze and was taken to hospital. No one else was hurt, he said.

On Saturday, there was a fire at the China Mall in Crown Mines.

The fire covered part of the M1 freeway in the Booysens area in heavy grey smoke.

Firefighters spent much of the day putting out the fire in the top part of the building, which housed the mall's storeroom and was highly flammable because of the stock, such as clothes, kept in it.

No one was injured in the blaze.

Morokane said there was no connection between the two fires. However, Johannesburg emergency management services were calling on all businesses to increase security on their premises, he said.

- SAPA

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