13 injured in Doornfontein scrapyard fire

Netcare911 says reports from the scene indicate that gas was being used in the scrapyard when the fire broke out.

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JOHANNESBURG – Thirteen people have been injured in a scrapyard fire in Doornfontein on Thursday afternoon.

Netcare911 says reports from the scene indicate that gas was being used in the scrapyard when the fire broke out.

It's understood two people are in a critical condition while seven others sustained serious injuries.

Netcare911's Chris Botha says, β€œThe paramedics from Netcare 911 and the provincial ambulances stabilised the patients and then transported to various hospitals in the area where they are receiving treatment at the moment.”