With the media barred from entering the shopping centre these images are from outside the Greenacres Shopping Centre from 6:30 am this morning. In a case of hurry up and wait – photographers waited for dark smoke to signal a new outbreak and then photographed that – a bit like watching paint dry.
Greenacres Centre Management released this press statement at 7:30 this morning:
Greenacres Centre Management can confirm that at around 3am this morning a fire broke out in the Checkers store.
The Fire Department were immediately called to the scene and are still on site.
No one has been injured as a result of this incident.
There has been smoke and water damage to House and Home, Checkers and a number of other stores as a result of this incident. Therefore the following stores will not be trading today whilst clean up operations are under way:
- House Home
- Bargain Books
- Froggies at Tinas
- Health and Comfort Shoes
- Shoe City
- Fragrance Boutique
- Cut Above
- Home Comforts (part of Ackermans)
- Sheet Street
- Maurice Levin Jewellers
- Torga Optical
- BT Games
The cause of the fire is unknown and investigations are underway. All other stores within Greenacres are open for trade and will continue as normal.
Article source: http://mype.co.za/new/2012/01/checkers-fire-images/