Boksburg shopping centre goes up in flames

Boksburg shopping centre goes up in flames

A fire broke out at the East Rand Retail Park in Boksburg.

Boksburg Shopping Centre Fire
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Plumes of smoke could be seen hanging over Boksburg due to a blaze at East Rand Retail Park on Thursday morning.

According to Ekurhuleni Emergency Services, firefighters are battling a structural fire.

“At this stage we got active firefighting taking place. We're also getting some resources to give backup on the existing personnel on scene. It is a shopping complex. Woolworths, Hi-Fi Corporation, Checkers Hyper are exposed to that fire,” says spokesperson William Ntladi.

Ntladi says three shops were completely destroyed in the fire. 

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