Joburg ink factory on fire

2014-10-16 08:15

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Johannesburg - A printing ink factory is on fire in the Denver factory park in central Johannesburg, the city's emergency management services said on Thursday morning.

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"At the moment, the fire fighters are battling with the blaze," spokesperson Robert Mulaudzi said.

One employee had injured his leg while running out of the burning building, he said.

He had arrived at the factory and entered the building to try to extinguish the fire and failed. He was injured on his way out of the building and was treated on the scene.

The fire started around 05:00, Mulaudzi said.

"It is a very big fire, we are trying not to let it spread to the other factories. It is in a factory park."

The cause of the fire was unknown and subject to investigation, he said.

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