Johannesburg firefighters are fighting a huge inferno head-on at the Super Jumbo Cash and Carry in Crown Mines near the M1 highway.
Wayne Minnaar while speaking for Joburg Metro Police said the fire has been managed by the firefighters and that the disturbance did not cause any traffic distraction in the area though motorists using that route should be extremely careful.
The goods in the store estimated at the value about R100-million were destroyed along with the entire building of Jumbo Cash and Carry store in Crown Mines, but all staff and customers are accounted for.
“There have been no reported injuries, but goods in the store have been damaged.
All night-shift employees were safely evacuated and are fully accounted for‚ no one has been injured‚” a spokesperson of the company said in a statement.
Reports say the fire started during the early hours of the morning (5am)‚ “Johannesburg Fire Department was notified immediately and are currently on the scene fighting the fire”.
The company proposed an investigation into the matter after the site has been declared safe. This is to determine the actual cause of the fire and ensure that the company gets their due from the insurance company. “In situations such as this‚ the cause of the fire is investigated after the site has been declared to be safe.”
“The investigation is typically conducted by teams from the Fire Department‚ South African Police Services and the insurers.
In 2014, Jumbo Cash and Carry was in disagreement with South Africa Revenue Service on the issue of tax evasion and cheating by Jumbo Cash and Carry tycoon Edrees Hathurani.
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