On Friday morning Netcare 911 paramedics the fire services police and several emergency services responded to a fire at a warehouse in the Jacobs area of Durban. Exact detail to the cause of the fire will form part of a large investigation by the fire services.
The emergency services arrived at the scene and found the fire to be spreading through the warehouse. Within minutes the whole building was engulfed in flames. Firemen are working tirelessly to combat the fire with heavy winds making their work very difficult.
Two people sustained burns to their hands and were treated at the scene before they were transported to the hospital for further care. With the winds pushing the smoke one into the Durban CBD people should close their windows and if the smoke gets too bad they should move to a location where there is no smoke.
If People suffer from any breathing difficulty or effects from the smoke they can either go to their closest hospital or call the 082911 number for medical assistance. Paramedics are standing by at the scene at present for the safety of the firemen.