Two injured in Cape Town factory blaze

2017-03-10 18:56
Fire fighters battled a blaze in Epping. (Theo Layne, City of Cape Town.)

Fire fighters battled a blaze in Epping. (Theo Layne, City of Cape Town.)

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Cape Town - Two men sustained burn wounds and three were treated for smoke inhalation in a Cape Town factory fire on Friday.

Firefighters managed to contain the blaze, which broke out in Goodenough Avenue, in Epping Industria 2, at 10:30, City of Cape Town fire services spokesperson Tracey Whittaker said.

Property belonging to Allied Pickfords, a moving and storage company, was extensively damaged. Adjacent buildings were also damaged.

Earlier, 14 firefighting vehicles and 60 firefighters battled the flames.

"Firefighting crews will remain on scene for some considerable time performing mop-up operations," Whittaker said.

The cause of the fire had not yet been determined.

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