Shopping centre on fire

2012-05-28 08:33

Roodepoort  – A fire has broken out at the Princess Crossing shopping centre in Roodepoort on the West Rand.

ER24 confirmed the fire on Twitter.

Eyewitness reported on Monday morning that traffic in the area had been severely disrupted.

Details around the fire remain sketchy and it wasn't immediately clear whether there has been any fatalities or injuries.

More info to follow.

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  • pberchu - 2012-05-28 10:12

    looks horrific...thank God there are no fatalities

  • Rosemary Dellis - 2012-05-28 11:12

    seems like fire started at Dischem. cause the following places burned down: Dischem, Wimpy, Nedbank, The Hub and smaller shops. As far as i know the Pick a Pay was also on fire at 8h00.

  • SeanV1982 - 2012-05-28 12:46

    When I drove past at about 7 this morning, Ontdekkers was caos. Funny enough, only because everyone wanted to stop, stare and take pictures. I'm just glad that it was only a few stores affected and not the entire place. Sadly though, the 1 store affected is the "Linen n Things", who sells some really nice stuff. Not sure how bad these people are affected but I know a knock like this can be bad

      SeanV1982 - 2012-05-28 12:47

      Something that just sparked in my mind. A store like dischem should have a sprinkler system in place. Did it activate? if not, why not.

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