Firefighters on site as factory’s ablaze Benoni

Firefighters on site as factory’s ablaze Benoni

A factory belonging to car-care product company Shield Chemicals caught ablaze on Thursday morning. 

Shield Chemicals

Ekhuruleni emergency services spokesperson William Ntladi says they were alerted to the fire at around 09h45 on Thursday morning.

“Ekhuruleni firefighters are on site. We are here with a fleet of about 7 fire engines and about 25 fire fighters. 

“The chemical company, Shield Chemicals, caught alight this morning. What is burning inside the building are chemicals such as benzine, alcohol-based materials and other products such as car polish and aerosols.”

The fire was contained by Thursday lunchtime. 

“We are busy with the damping down and no causalities are recorded on scene,” says Ntladi.

The cause of the fire is still unknown.


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