News 17.7.2017 10:56 am

Two buildings catch fire in Pretoria

Building in East Lynne caught fire in the early hours of Sunday morning. Photo: Supplied

Building in East Lynne caught fire in the early hours of Sunday morning. Photo: Supplied

The damage to the buildings was extensive, and the roofs collapsed as a result.

Two Pretoria buildings went up in flames in the early hours of Sunday.

Emergency services authorities said a building caught fire on Rebecca Street, Pretoria West, as well as business premises on Skenkel Street, East Lynne, Rekord Moot reported.

“The building burned down to the ground. Firefighters arrived and tried to contain the spreading flames,” said the authorities.

Firefighters were still struggling to douse the flames long after the fire started. Photo: Supplied

Tshwane emergency services spokesperson Johan Pieterse said firefighters were still dousing the flames long after the fire started.

“The situation seems to be under control now,” said Pieterse at 8.40am on Sunday.

“The buildings were extensively damaged, as both roofs collapsed.”

He said despite damage to the buildings, no one was injured.

The cause of both fires was being investigated.

Photo: Supplied

Caxton News Service

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