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[PIETERMARITZBURG CBD] – Six injured in structural fire.

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Six people were hospitalised this afternoon following a fire at a factory on Willowton Road in Pietermaritzburg.

ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene at 13h30 to find the local fire services already in attendance. The factory had already been evacuated with the workers now crowding the streets.

Paramedics assessed the patients while Fire Services battled the blaze. Assessments showed that six people had suffered from minor to mild smoke inhalation.

Medics treated the patients and thereafter transported them to a nearby private hospital for further care.

The details surrounding this incident are not yet known.

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