DURBAN - One person was lucky to escape with minor injuries after a fire broke out at an auto repair shop on Cypress Drive in Glen Anil today.
According to Marshall Security, the fire broke out just after 12.30pm today.
Marshall Security’s Andreas Mathios said the security company’s armed response officers arrived on the scene together with eThekwini Fire and Rescue Services and found the building well alight.
As the fire began raging out of control, Mathios said additional fire trucks were sent to the scene to assist.
He said the source of the fire is unknown at this stage.
“The damage to infrastructure is expected to run into millions of rand,” said Mathios.
He added that adjacent buildings were also evacuated.
Emer-G-Med spokesperson Kyle van Reenen said Emer-G-Med paramedics attended to the incident.
Van Reenen said reports from the scene indicate that a fire broke out at an auto repair shop in Cypress Drive.
“One person has been confirmed to have sustained minor burn injuries and will be treated and stabilised on the scene before being transported to a hospital,” he said.
He said there were no fatalities and that the cause of the fire will be investigated by the necessary authorities.
In videos circulating on social media, large plumes of black smoke and large flames can be seen coming from the building.
Factory on fire 🔥 bottom of Cypress Glen Anil , Fire department mobile pls give way and stay clear #nettow . #kznreport @BOSBEER2006 @ItuAssist @NancyPalien1 @MambaBroodryk @Elma09915430 @cci_network @_ArriveAlive pic.twitter.com/TPefDcyDi9 pic.twitter.com/ynyIwU4s5X— SA emergency reports (@MARIUSBROODRYK) December 9, 2021
Building on fire in Glen Anil... 👀![CDATA]>😱![CDATA]>👀 pic.twitter.com/KB6vq8a56N— debi b (@ladydebidebz1) December 9, 2021