Separate fires destroy 300 shacks in Joburg

Separate fires on Friday destroyed 300 shacks and an equipment warehouse in Booysens, south of Johannesburg, and Wynberg respectively.

Johannesburg emergency providers spokesperson Nana Kgiba advised News24 firefighters had managed to comprise the blaze in Booysens.

“Fortuitously, there have been no fatalities. One particular person was handled for smoke inhalation, however refused to be taken to the hospital,” stated Kgiba.

Firefighters have been nonetheless on the scene on Friday night, working exhausting to place out the hearth fully.

Kgiba stated, as soon as it was achieved, preliminary investigations would start to find out the reason for the hearth.

In the meantime, in Wynberg, an equipment warehouse was destroyed throughout a blaze, which took firefighters shut to 2 hours to extinguish.

“Once they bought to the scene, all people had been evacuated from the premises. Security officers might be again on Saturday to find out the reason for the hearth,” stated Kgiba.

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