Fire rips through Northlands factory

The blaze as it happened last night. PHOTO: Supplied

A fire tore through the factory of The New Dimension Group in Northlands Business Park on the evening of 5 December.

According to eyewitnesses, the fire started at about 10pm and Johannesburg Emergency Management Services responded to the call.

Firefighters fought the blaze for more than nine hours.

 

A Johannesburg EMS firetruck on the scene of the fire.

 

Procurement manager of the business park, Vic de Beer said, “I was informed of the fire after it started at 10pm last night.

I made sure that our staff were safe. I cannot estimate the cost of the damages at this point… but luckily we are insured.

“I have no idea what caused the blaze, but I am confident that the investigators will find its source.”

 

The inside of the main warehouse with the collapsed roof.

The roof of the factory warehouse completely collapsed under the heat of the fire. The fire also swept through the buildings’ administration block.

According to fire marshals on the scene, no injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

 

The aftermath of the fire.

 

 

The loading area of the building with collapsed roof and door.

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Reuven Blignault

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