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JHB CBD fire is 'under control'

It's still unclear what sparked the blaze on the corner of Plein and Klein Streets.

A building has caught fire on the corners of Plein and Klein streets in the Johannesburg CBD. Picture: Martin Sehlapo.

JOHANNESBURG - Emergency services have managed to contain the blaze after a building caught fire in the Johannesburg CBD this afternoon.

The building caught fire on the corners of Plein and Klein streets in the Johannesburg CBD.

It's still unclear what sparked the blaze but officials say no one has been injured.

Johannesburg Emergency Services' Robert Mulaudzi said, "The fire has been stopped now and we are doing what is called 'damping down'... it looks like the fire started on the 11th floor."

Earlier it was reported that many people may have been trapped inside the building.

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