PICS: Medics, Fire Dept on scene of South Coast Road fire
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PICS: Medics, Fire Dept on scene of South Coast Road fire

A fire that's raged through a building along South Coast Road, south of Durban, has been burning since the early hours of this morning.

South Coast Road Fire - December 2017
Firefighters are now dampening down the last hotspots of a fire along South Coast Road, south of Durban - Rescue Care

"We have been on scene since 1am this morning. I can confirm that at this stage - no injuries have been reported," Rescue Care's Garrith Jamieson says.  

Jamieson says the flames were seen towering above the double-storey building earlier.  Teams of fire fighters have been working continuoisly to contain the blaze. 

South Coast Road Fire - December 2017
Scenes from the fire along South Coast Road, south of Durban, in the early hours of this morning - Rescue Care


"At this stage - the fire department is fighting a small fire. The building is extensively damaged. The fire was raging from about 1am and the Durban Fire Department has done an excellent job trying to contain it. There is still some smoke smoldering. The fire department are dampening down the last hotspots," he says. 

Traffic in the vicinity of Kenyon Howden Road has been affected.  

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South Coast Road Fire - December 2017
KZN medics say no injuries have been reported - Rescue Care

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