Anderbolt Wood Factory Burns To The Ground
Anderbolt Wood Factory Burns To The Ground: The factory in question, which is situated at the intersection of All Black Road and Bhekakahle Street, deals in the thermal modification of wood. Ekurhuleni Emergency Services spokesperson William Ntladi said they received a call just before 1am Monday morning the 9th. “On arrival the factory was well alight and we had to first prevent the fire from spreading to the nearest building which is about 25m away,” said Ntladi. Though Ntladi could not estimate how much the fire cost the company, he said that piles of wood and 20 tons of wood waxing products was destroyed in the fire. No one was at the factory when the fire started and it is not yet known what had caused it.
“The information we have is that a security personnel from a private company responded to the alarm that went off at the factory but on arrival, he found the place was on fire,” said Ntladi. Ntladi said the firefighters from Leon Ferreira, Boksburg Central, Wadeville, Farrarmere and Rynfield in Benoni all responded to the call. No one was injured and investigations are under way to find the cause.