Roodepoort mall fire under control

2012-05-28 09:07

Johannesburg - A fire that broke out at the Princess Crossing shopping centre in Roodepoort on Monday was under control by 08:00, Johannesburg emergency management services said.

The fire started around 06:30 at the Dis-Chem pharmacy on Ontdekkers Road and spread to neighbouring shops, spokesperson Robert Mulaudzi said.

No one was injured. Firefighters battled the flames for about an hour.

"When the firefighters are finished, we will send in a fire investigation team to look at what could have caused it," Mulaudzi said.

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  • Tuco - 2012-05-28 09:47

    Not a good way to start the week. shame hey.

  • Matthew.and.Denise - 2012-05-28 10:28

    Sounds suspicious, no sprinklers, no fire dampers....

  • hanno.vanhelsdingen - 2012-05-28 10:31

    Started at Dischem .....mmmm ... is it possible that unethical pharmaceutical practices caused fire to start?

      Deirdre - 2012-05-28 10:51

      Hmmm.. experience tells me that it probably started with the items stored on the top of the shelves ...

  • Rory Marx - 2012-05-28 10:44

    im still waiting for shoprite to pay me out cos their store burnt down and still havent been paid out its been since january!hope those affected arent going to go through the same hell as me!especially if u earn commision

  • kgothatso.badimo - 2012-05-28 11:11

    so friend Vitjo Shops there....hehehehe

  • Malefane - 2012-05-28 12:42

    Eish my girlfriend is not working today and I don't know how long will she be at home eish, oh lord have meccy!

  • jerry.lamola - 2012-05-28 12:51

    Tell me they saved all the ATMs

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