Johannesburg - Ekurhuleni Disaster and Emergency Management Services (DEMS) on Friday said firefighters battled “humongous flames” from burning stored oil, buildings and eight cars, at the corner of Diesel and Industrie roads in Isando, Kempton Park.
DEMS said in a statement that it was alerted to the fire around 23:30 on Thursday.
“The initial response teams was from Kempton Park Fire Station. After scene assessment, backup was immediately summoned because of the magnitude of the incident and the risk involved,” said William Ntladi, the DEMS district manager for media liaison: emergency Services.
“Massive amount of oil stored in 210 litre capacity metal drums, eight light motor vehicles which were parked in the premises and the warehouse had a working fire which was already spreading to the neighbouring factory.”
He said the GUD Holdings factory caught alight around 23:30 and fire spread to ACTOM (PTY) LTD causing extensive damage to buildings belonging to both companies.