National 25.2.2016 10:16 am

R100m worth of equipment destroyed in Jumbo Cash and Carry

A photo of the scene tweeted by Jabulani Ndlovu ‏(@Khanda05).

A photo of the scene tweeted by Jabulani Ndlovu ‏(@Khanda05).

The store, assets and stock are fully insured.

The fire that engulfed the Jumbo Cash and Carry on Main Reef Road near the Crown Mines, Johannesburg early this morning is estimated to have destroyed R100 million worth of stock.

“The value of stock that is carried in the store is estimated, at this early stage, to be approximately R100 million. The store, assets and stock are fully insured,” the company said in a statement.

The company added all night shift employees were safely evacuated and are fully accounted for, no one was been injured.

EMS spokesperson Robert Mulaudzi confirmed the incident saying the fire started at around 5am.

“Firefighters are on the scene battling to put out the overwhelming blaze. The cause of the fire remains unknown. No injuries were reported,” he added.

Mulaudzi said the extent of damage cause by the fire remains subject to investigation.

“Firefighters responded to the  scene battled to put out the overwhelming blaze. The cause of the fire remains unknown. No injuries were reported,” he added.

Motorists were encouraged to take alternative routes.

 

More to follow.

Caxton News Service

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