MEDIA RELEASE
26 March 2015
For Immediate Release
FACTORY FIRE DOUSED BY EMERGENCY SERVICES PERSONNEL

On Thursday, 26 March 2015 at approximately 05h15 the Municipality’s Fire and Emergency Services responded to a fire incident at the AfriSun Oil Factory in Mobeni Heights.

Due to the extent of the flames, firefighters from four regions were deployed to the scene to assist with dousing the fire.

No death or injuries were reported from civilians at the scene. However, three firefighters were treated for exhaustion and two for lacerations. No other building in the vicinity was affected by the fire.

Investigations to determine the cause of the fire are ongoing. The Fire and Emergency Services, Engineering, Environmental Health and other emergency service Units within the City have been on site to assess the situation.

Issued by eThekwini Municipality’s Communications Head, Tozi Mthethwa.

For more information contact Thabo Mofokeng on 031 311 4820 or 082 731 7456 or email: thabo1.mofokeng@durban.gov.za or Gugu Mbonambi on 0313114855 or email: gugu.mbonambi@durban.gov.za