Clover confirms all employees evacuated in Estcourt fire

Clover confirms all employees evacuated in Estcourt fire

A fire that destroyed the powder milk production facility at a Clover factory in Estcourt has been extinguished.

Clover factory fire

In a statement to Newswatch, Clover described the blaze as severe - but said the extent of damages has not yet been established. 

The company says investigations into the cause of the fire that engulfed the factory yesterday afternoon have begun. 

Management has confirmed that all employees were evacuated - saying no injuries have been reported. 

The food and beverages group says their legal team is still counting the costs of the damage. 

The Okahlamba Local Municipality's chief fire officer said three fire services were on scene dousing the flames during the hours-long operation. Clover has since halted operations at the plant. 

It expects this will have a knock-on effect on other areas of the business. 

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