Factory Fire In Kempton
Factory Fire In Kempton: Ekurhuleni Disaster and Emergency Management Services spokesman, William Ntladi, said Kempton’s fire-fighters swiftly responded to the call which was received at about 8pm Sunday night. “The Kempton crew was backed up by Boksburg and Tembisa fire crews and by midnight, the fire had been extinguished,” Ntladi confirmed. This is the third factory to be engulfed by fire in Kempton in just over a week, this time it was a plastic recycling firm on the corner of Lewis and Plane roads in Spartan. According to Ntladi, the scene was challenging for the emergency services but not because of the raging fire. “The scene didn’t go without challenges as the owners of the properties involved reacted violently among themselves, which subsequently impacted the smooth operation of fire extinguishing activities. The metro police and police had to be called in to restore smooth fire-fighting operations,” Ntladi said.
The fire, alleged to have started as a grass fire, was fueled by a strong wind and quickly spread across the company’s premises. A nearby vehicle repairing workshop, as well as eight vehicles, were caught in the fire. ER24’s Chitra Bodasing Harduth said paramedics were on the scene at about 9.30pm but fortunately no injuries were reported. Investigations to determine the actual cause of the fire will be conducted.