Fire destroys Rivonia shopping center

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Fire destroys Rivonia shopping center. Photo: Arrive Alive
Fire destroys Rivonia shopping center. Photo: Arrive Alive

At 13:48, on Saturday afternoon 30 November 2019, Netcare 911 responded to reports of a structural fire in Rivonia. Reports from the scene indicate that a fire had started in a shopping center restaurant allegedly due to a gas bottle explosion.

On closer inspection most of the building had been gutted by the Fire. Fire and Rescue Services managed to douse the flames. A total of seven patients sustained injuries ranging from minor to moderate.

An adult male patient had sustained serious burn wounds and was treated on scene by Advanced life support paramedics.

Once stabilized all the patients were transported by various ambulance services to hospital.

Due to the nature of his injuries the Netcare 1 Specialized Helicopter Air Ambulance was activated to airlift him to a specialized facility for the care he required.

Circumstances leading up to the fire will be investigated by the relevant authorities.

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