Fuel factory on fire in Pretoria

2012-10-24 16:49

Pretoria - A fuel factory in Klerksoord, Pretoria North, was on fire on Wednesday afternoon, Tshwane emergency services said.

"There are a few factories on a large piece of ground. There is a larger factory that makes biofuel and it looks like their burner caught fire and it spread from there," said spokesperson Johan Pieterse.

He said no injuries had been reported since the fire started at 14:30.

"Everywhere the fuel fell there was fire," he said.

Two of the smaller factories on the premises had been totally destroyed and another partially destroyed, Pieterse said.

"There is plenty of damage. The fire is still burning at the biofuel factory."

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  • mark.a.fysh - 2012-10-24 17:15

    It has knocked the power out in parts of Pretoria area. Can only think the fire also whacked the substation there

      Karel du Toit - 2012-10-24 20:58

      one of the high voltage over head wires snapped due to the heat.

      mark.a.fysh - 2012-10-24 22:38

      Thanks Karel. Power back on.

  • Mzondi Wakwa Maqina - 2012-10-24 17:21

    I hope that wont hike the fuel price.

  • kobus.oelofse.3 - 2012-10-24 18:31

    and ofcourse government will use this as a sorry excuse of a stupid failure to not drop the petrol price and maybe even raise it . eh ehe eh due to the fact that ..... OE this place yes is on fia ! raise the price to cova costz thankoyu please

  • Gatvol Griet - 2012-10-24 19:45

    Duh! It's bio fuel, not petrol... And yes I am stuck in the dark and dying for coffee... no electricity aaaaaarrrrgggghhh!

      Gatvol Griet - 2012-10-24 20:59

      Great, back in business: whe have power! Thanks to the council and the 'force', I can have my coffee now

  • - 2012-10-24 22:01

    i wonder what their health and safety was like for this to happen? SHERQ Consultant

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