Quick response saves Spar from blaze

Kouga firefighters were quick to respond to a fire and managed to save Spar in Humansdorp, though there was no such luck for the franchise’s bottle store                                         Photo:MONIQUE BASSON
Kouga firefighters were quick to respond to a fire and managed to save Spar in Humansdorp, though there was no such luck for the franchise’s bottle store Photo:MONIQUE BASSON

KOUGA firefighters were quick to respond to a fire and managed to save a popular supermarket in Humansdorp, though there was no such luck for the franchise’s bottle store.

The municipality’s emergency room received a call at 22:22 on Friday that the Tops bottle store in Main Street was on fire.

The bottle store is an annexe to the main Spar grocery store and the fire could have resulted in the entire building being destroyed.

Social Services Portfolio Councillor Daniel Benson said firefighters were immediately sent to the scene and backup was called from the Jeffreys Bay fire department.

“The fire started and was contained to the Tops liquor store. There was significant damage to the contents and the structure. The supermarket section suffered smoke damage.”

“The cause of the fire is unknown at this stage.”

According to owner JP Venter, Spar will only be open to the public in 2018.

“No staff members will lose their jobs,” says Venter.

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