Kempton Park landmark goes up in flames, Ekurhuleni
One of Kempton Park’s oldest landmarks, Boundary Silk Bazaar, went up in flames on Tuesday evening, 19 July 2022. According to William Ntladi, spokesperson for Ekurhuleni Disaster and Emergency Management Services (DEMS), the call came in at 22h20. “On arrival, the structure at the corner of Albatross Road and Sarel Street, was burning,” said Ntladi. “Behind the business shops, are residential flats that were saved.
“The burning structure is a business bazaar mainly for curtains and school uniforms. Behind the business shops, there are residential flats that were saved. No casualties recorded on scene. The intersection of the said streets were temporarily closed for traffic as fire fighting is active,” said Ntladi.
Fire fighting continued until around 10h00 o'clock the next morning.
According to SAPS Service Ekurhuleni North District’s Sgt Barbara-Anne Ferreira, Kempton Park SAPS opened an inquest following the blaze. “The entire factory shop and warehouse were damaged by the fire,” said Ferreira.
“The family representative Mr Lahee said he is pleased that there was no loss of life as a result of the fire. The value of the damage is still to be determined.
This company is known to Kempton Park community since 1939.
The cause of fire is still unknown and a subject of investigation.
Source: William Ntladi, district manager media liaison: Ekurhuleni Disaster and Emergency Management Services (DEMS)