Joburg EMS to consider demolishing paper factory that caught fire

The Millbo Paper factory went up in flames earlier this month - the same day when the Bank of Lisbon building in downtown Johannesburg caught fire.

A fire inside the Millbo Paper factory in Kya Sands on 5 September 2018. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The Johannesburg Emergency Service is now discussing the possibility of demolishing a paper factory in Kya Sand to stop it from catching fire again after it caught fire more than two weeks ago.

The Millbo Paper factory went up in flames earlier this month - the same day when the bank of Lisbon building in downtown Johannesburg caught fire.

It is not yet clear who will be paying for the operation.

Joburg Emergency Service's Robert Mulaudzi said: “Other residents are always calling us, asking what is happening about the fire incident. So far we are waiting for engagement with the owner of the building to decide on what the way forward is.”

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(Edited by Mihlali Ntsabo)