UP IN SMOKE

CityPress - - Business -

Fire­fight­ers bat­tled to bring a mas­sive ware­house fire un­der con­trol on Fri­day. It broke out in the con­tainer de­pot at Ross­burgh, ad­ja­cent to the Dur­ban harbour. The fire raged for sev­eral hours, af­ter its flames were fuelled by strong winds. Dozens of fire­fight­ing ve­hi­cles were de­ployed to fight the volatile blaze, with one fire­fighter re­port­edly hav­ing been in­jured. The fire is re­ported to have started in a wax and can­dle fac­tory on South Coast Road, with more than 59 tons of wax hav­ing gone up in smoke. Traf­fic was di­verted from the area as emer­gency ser­vices tried to pre­vent the fire from spread­ing fur­ther

PHOTO: SIYANDA MAYEZA

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