Fire contained in the KWV filling plant without serious injury



Cape Town – Firefighters in Drakenstein were successful
quell a
a fire that exploded in a KWV bottling plant in southern Paarl, which threatens to damage the tanks that total 90,000 liters of brandy.

The fire started at about 6:30 on Monday and was quickly contained by the Drakenstein Fire Department, with the help of the Cape Winelands town towns and disaster management teams in Stellenbosch.

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Drakenstein municipality spokeswoman Riana Geldenhuys said that firefighters managed to protect a fire in a building consisting of three adjacent stores.

"There were forty-eight firefighters and officers on site, as well as 14 firefighting vehicles, and they successfully managed to prevent the tanks, which total 90,000 liters of brandy, have been damaged, mainly machines, office equipment and pallets were damaged in the fire.

"Two KWV staff and a fire team in the Drakenstein district suffered less smoke injuries, no one was seriously injured and all employees are counted," she said.

Geldenhuys said the fire department of the Drakenstein Municipal Authority remained on the scene while the collection operations continued.
She said the cause of the fire is not known and is being investigated by SAPS.

According to KWV Chief Executive Officer Boyce Lloyd, authorities and support services acted quickly and the fire was under control and the damage was contained in parts of the infrastructure of packaging and packaging.

"A KWV employee, service provider, and city fire department have been admitted to a smoke-inspiration hospital and are in a stable state.

"Four KWV employees were treated for small smoke inhalation at the site, KWV is able to temporarily affect a bottle of some brands.

"We are currently compiling contingency plans with various service providers and related industries to assist in delivering these products.

"Flash operations, warehousing, logistics and related distribution operations are fortunately intact," he said.

Lloyd said the incident is considered an industrial accident and the cause has yet to be determined.

He said the updated reports state that three people were taken to the hospital while the remaining two remain for observation.


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