A firefighter was hospitalised because of his injuries after a wall collapsed during the containment of a fire in Parow on January 2. Seven crews from different stations responded to the call and a Building Inspector was requested.

“The City’s Fire & Rescue Service received an emergency call at 16:55¬†of a factory alight in Connaught Road, Cravenby on Saturday the 3rd of January. The first arriving resource was Goodwood with Station Commander M Haskell in charge. He immediately assessed the situation and called upon additional resources,” said Jermaine Carelse, spokesperson for the City of Cape Town Fire and Rescue Services.

“A total of 6 fire engines and an aerial appliance was on scene with a total of 32 staff members. The strong winds caused the fire to spread to two adjacent factories ( Turbo exchange & HWT Tyre fitment centre) that was slightly damaged. The factory that was mostly affected by the fire was Kleen Eezy & Fix n Smash.

“The fire was extinguished at 21:14, but an inspection of the premises was conducted this morning, 3rd January, to see if there were any flare ups. “

The following fire crews were on scene: Goodwood, Bellville, Brackenfell, Brooklyn, Belhar, Kuilsriver, & Roeland Street.

Pictures: Station Commander M Haskell

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