Residents evacuated as building catches fire

Berea – On Thursday morning residents of a building near the O’Reilly Road and Catherine Avenue intersection in
Berea had to be evacuated to safety as it caught fire.
City of Joburg firefighters rushed to the scene and extinguished the fire.
Joburg Emergency Management Services (EMS) spokesperson Robert Mulaudzi said no injuries were reported at
the scene, and the cause of the fire had not been established at that time.
“All the building’s residents were safely evacuated out of the structure and none of them was harmed,” he said.
Mulaudzi added that residents are encouraged to always look after any heating devices which might cause fire
incidents at their homes.
“The disaster management team has been activated to assist the affected families with relief,” he said.

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