Roodepoort factory fire extinguished

2013-02-22 08:14
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Johannesburg - The fire which broke out in a factory in Roodepoort on Friday has been extinguished, emergency services said.

Johannesburg emergency medical services spokesperson Robert Mulaudzi said firefighters fought the blaze for four hours.

It took five fire engines and two water tankers to extinguish the fire, he said. The factory was extensively damaged.

The fire broke out at the factory on Main Reef Road in Roodepoort at around 03:00 on Friday.

Traffic in the Roodepoort CBD was congested as the roads near the factory had been temporarily closed.

No one was injured during the fire.

"The cause of the fire is still unknown but it will be investigated immediately," said Mulaudzi.

The factory produces wooden boxes used for packaging of gifts.

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