PICS: Firefighters battle massive blaze at Pinetown warehouse

2018-12-20 13:45
A warehouse on fire in Pinetown. (Supplied, Rescue Care)

A warehouse on fire in Pinetown. (Supplied, Rescue Care)

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A warehouse was on fire on Chelsea Avenue in Pinetown, west of Durban, on Thursday, paramedics said.

Rescue Care paramedics spokesperson Garrith Jamieson said Escom Road and Chelsea Avenue had been closed to traffic to allow emergency personnel and their vehicles to access the area.

It was not yet known what caused the fire, Jamieson said.

"At this stage, there are no injuries reported, however, Rescue Care paramedics were on standby with advanced life support, should anyone sustain any injuries," he said.

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He advised all motorists to avoid the area as more firefighters were on their way to assist.

"The Durban fire department is working to tackle the blaze. Multiple fire tenders are already in attendance, but more are on their way," he said.

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