Massive fire breaks out at sibilo shopping centre in postmansburg

A massive fire is reported to have broken out this morning in shoprite at the sibilo shopping centre in Postmansburg. According to a report on social media the fire which was already burning at 02:00am this morning, threatened nearby shops, and was difficult to douse as it mainly burnt in the roofing area. Emergency personnel from various mines are said to have rushed to the scene and fought the blaze for over six hours. At 06:30 a.m the fire is said to have still continued burning thus in an attempt to assist a crane from a local engineering firm was used to access the roof. A number of videos have been posted on social media showing shop owners evacuating the contents of their shops in an attempt to prevent any losses should the fire have spread any further.

Journalist: Mbali Masiza

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