Three buildings were gutted in a fire in Killarney Gardens on Saturday, December 12. The City’s Fire and Rescue Service was alerted to the fire at the buildings, all on the same premises of Starflex Plastics, in Lauda Road, at 10.13pm.


The first arriving Officer from Milnerton reported that the fire was spreading to adjacent buildings and requested more resources.

“In total 13 firefighting appliances and 52 staff members managed to contain and extinguish the fire just after 4am,” said Jermaine Carelse, City of Cape Town Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson. “Crews are still monitoring the area for any flare-ups that may occur. No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is unknown.”

Picture/s: Supplied/City of Cape Town

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