Cars on fire in Woodmead parking lot

2013-03-29 12:33

Johannesburg - At least 12 cars were on fire at a parking lot in Woodmead Drive on Friday, paramedics and Johannesburg emergency services said.

"We received a call at [11:45] that over 20 cars were on fire in the area," ER24 spokesperson Werner Vermaak said.

"Paramedics and rescue personnel are on the scene. No injuries have been reported and I can confirm at least 10 cars are on fire."

The city's emergency service's spokesperson Nana Radebe said firefighters arrived on the scene, near Maxwell Drive, shortly after noon.

"It's about 12 cars that were involved in the incident," Radebe added.

Radebe said details were still unclear.

But Michka Masana whose nephew was at the religious gathering told News24 the cars caught flames from burning grass. She confirmed that there had been no injuries reported.

Masana said the gathering at Mia's Farm was an Ijtima, or the gathering for prayer of Muslims from various mosques.

  • debduplessis - 2013-03-29 12:47

    Bizzare!!! Arson only like cause.. sicko!

      John Silver - 2013-03-29 14:21

      Not arson - 100 busks says some ars--ole that decided to throw a cigarette out in the veld.

  • Maria Roth - 2013-03-29 13:02


      HerpDerp - 2013-03-29 14:58

      you dont say!

  • Daniel Mah - 2013-03-29 13:11

    ouch no wonder there's heavy traffic towards Woodmead Drive

  • Hasani Booysen Hlungwana - 2013-03-29 13:26

    High way was packed when I drive off this afternoon.

  • Mart Botha - 2013-03-29 13:38

    Hot rods ?

      peter.hunt.737 - 2013-03-29 13:51

      LOL @ Mantlekilo

  • Nats Brown - 2013-03-29 13:48

    Conspiracy theorists abound I see!

  • denise.wilshire - 2013-03-29 14:54

    Thankfully there were no people hurt. Sad way to start the long weekend.

  • Kenny Alexander - 2013-03-29 16:22

    It is immaterial who sell fireworks or not.What is of concern is how some can gloat over the hardships or misfortune of others. And what is even worse is that i assume you are not Muslim. I can only hope not Christian either especially as it is Good Friday. Not that such an attitude is ok on any other day.

  • Magatikele Magatikele - 2013-03-29 17:42

    Just say, all is well. God knows why

  • Nico de Jongh - 2013-03-29 19:43

    A quick puff before gathering and did not stomp it out properly.

  • Mdluli Vusi - 2013-03-30 02:10

    I am the Lord Your God, Useless but Demanding.

  • Mulisa Shepherd Makhalimela - 2013-03-30 09:37

    bad luck 2 those ho parked their cars ther.ho's gonna help 2 repair or getting new1

  • Nyika M Ndlovu - 2013-03-31 04:28

    Easter and Christmas holidays are just but the worst holidays for death is always knocking on our doorsteps. Taking it from a christian point of view , the forces of darkness will be at war. Prayer can be the remedy.

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