Fire destroys Roodepoort, Johannesburg scrapyard


JOHANNESBURG, July 21 – An automotive scrapyard in Roodepoort, Johannesburg was destroyed by fire on Saturday night, paramedics said.

Netcare 911 paramedics responded shortly before 6.30pm to reports of a fire at a business on the corner of Randfontein and Roode roads in Creswell Park, Roodepoort, Netcare 911 spokesman Shawn Herbst said.

“When paramedics arrived on [the] scene the fire had already covered most of the property. Reports from the scene indicate that a scrapyard with automotive spares and tires had caught alight. Fortunately, no injuries were reported.”

The circumstances leading up to the fire would be investigated by the relevant authorities, Herbst said.

– African News Agency (ANA)