Durban fire destroys thousand imported cars
By Mandisi Tyulu
22 January 2009
Yesterday afternoon a raging fire in a parking garage in Durban has destroyed as many as one thousand new imported cars.
ER24 spokesperson Derrick Banks says the flames engulfed the fourth floor of the building on the corner of Smith and Roy streets.
Apparently the cars had just been shipped into the country.
Banks says the cause of the blaze is being investigated by the police. Residents say thick, black smoke could be seen hanging over virtually the whole city while the flames were being brought under control.
The fire department used three fire tenders and a water tanker to battle the fire. The cause of the fire is still unknown.
Banks says no fatalities have been reported in the accident.