Woodmead Pick n Pay fire under control

A Woodmead Pick n Pay store was attended to by firefighters on Thursday.

A Woodmead Pick n Pay store was attended to by firefighters on Thursday. Fire. Picture: sxc.hu.

WOODMEAD - A Pick and Pay store in Woodmead in Johannesburg caught alight on Thursday afternoon.

But emergency services officials were on the scene and the fire was under control.

Neil Quirk, who contacted Talk Radio 702 on his way to the scene, said the blaze began in one of the store's plant rooms.

"The fire department is there, but as a precautionary measure we have evacuated the store."

It is currently unknown how the blaze began.