Jhb building catches fire

2009-09-06 10:15

Johannesburg - Two people were injured after a building housing the restaurant they work at caught fire on Montrose Street between Sunninghill and Kyalami on Sunday morning, Johannesburg paramedics said.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Nick Dollman said a man sustained severe injuries after jumping from the second level of the building.

Paramedics prescribed pain medication for the man while treating him on scene. He was airlifted to the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Hospital for further treatment.

The other person was slightly injured, with some cuts to his hands from trying to break a window to escape.

The cause of the fire was still unknown, Dollman said.