MultiChoice building catches fire

Source: EWN

MultiChoice on Tuesday evacuated its headquarters in Randburg while the Johannesburg Fire Department tried to extinguish a blaze in the building.

Details were still sketchy but Eyewitness News confirmed with the satellite TV broadcaster that no one was injured.

It is not yet clear what started the blaze.

MultiChoice’s group executive for corporate affairs, Joe Heshu, said the affected buildings were all evacuated but the fire was isolated to the technical area.

“The fire department is on-site. No employees have been harmed and we expect no interruptions in service or customer care,” Heshu said.

Staff said the fire began just after 1 pm in the afternoon.

The building was evacuated as a precautionary measure and staff would only be allowed back inside once it’s been declared safe.

The extent of the damage was not yet known.

According to The Sowetan, “The fire was mostly on the ventilation system on the roof of the building. This is not the new MultiChoice building, but the old one – the technical [operations] building.”

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