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Supermarket closes doors after fire

Fire and rescue services responded to a blaze at a Shoprite in Maitland on Friday.

FIRE: It’s understood it took several hours to control the fire after it spread to a number of aisles. Picture: Supplied.

CAPE TOWN - A supermarket in Cape Town has been forced to close its doors after sustaining severe fire damage.

Fire and rescue services responded to a blaze at a Shoprite in Maitland on Friday.

It's understood it took several hours to control the fire after it spread to a number of aisles.

The city's Theo Layne says, "We had a fire which started in one of the aisles which subsequently led to a few other aisles. The fire was contained after about three hours."

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