Clouds of smoke billowing from the store.

WATCH: Crazy Store gutted by fire

Date: 08 March 2019 By: Andries van Zyl

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The Makhado Fire Brigade is currently on scene at the Makhado Crossing shopping mall in Louis Trichardt where the well-known Crazy Store was gutted by a fire this morning.

Emergency services, with the help of on site contractors who had to bring in a water truck to assist, had to scramble to contain the fire to prevent it spreading to neighbouring shops. The mall was filled by ‘n thick cloud of smoke. At this stage, the exact cause of the fire is still unknown. Click for video.

 
 

 
 
 
 

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Andries van Zyl

Andries joined the Zoutpansberger and Limpopo Mirror in April 1993 as a darkroom assistant. Within a couple of months he moved over to the production side of the newspaper and eventually doubled as a reporter. In 1995 he left the newspaper group and travelled overseas for a couple of months. In 1996, Andries rejoined the Zoutpansberger as a reporter. In August 2002, he was appointed as News Editor of the Zoutpansberger, a position he holds until today.

Email: andries@zoutnet.co.za

 
 

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Emergency services fighting to keep the fire from spreading to neighbouring shops.

Emergency services fighting to keep the fire from spreading to neighbouring shops.