South Africa 10.10.2018 02:22 pm

Cause of Joburg building fire remains a mystery

Firefighters continue to battle the fire in the Department of Health building in the Johannesburg CBD for the second day, 6 September 2018.  Picture: Neil McCartney

Firefighters continue to battle the fire in the Department of Health building in the Johannesburg CBD for the second day, 6 September 2018. Picture: Neil McCartney

Three firefighters lost their lives trying to put out the blaze at the 23-storey building last month.

It has been a month since the Bank of Lisbon building caught alight and claimed the lives of three firefighters but the cause of the fire remains a mystery.

On Wednesday the Johannesburg Emergency services (EMS) said they were still investigating the cause of the fire at the 23-storey building.

EMS spokesperson Nana Radebe said: “The investigation is still continuing and we are waiting for some reports, once we have them we will release a statement.”

She did not say when the report would be complete.

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