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Nelson Mandela Square fire investigated

Investigations continue into a fire that led to Monday’s evacuation at Nelson Mandela Square.

re engines on the scene of a restaurant fire in Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton. Picture: Wayne Gulan/iWitness

JOHANNESBURG - Investigations will continue on Tuesday into a fire that led to Monday’s evacuation at Nelson Mandela Square. 

A pizza oven at Piatto restaurant was initially blamed, but the official cause of the blaze is yet to be determined. 

Several corridors were closed off and fire engines drove onto Nelson Mandela Square to extinguish the fire on Monday.

There were no injuries, Johannesburg Emergency Management Services said. 

Spokesperson for the mall Sharon Swain said the fire department is expected to provide a report soon on what the cause of the fire was.