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Firefighters battling to extinguish Pretoria wood factory blaze

Firefighters and other emergency services are battling to extinguish a blaze at a wood factory in East Lynne, Pretoria.

"We are really struggling, because the wind is blowing terribly. There are a lot of challenges here, but we are trying our best," Tshwane emergency services spokesperson Johan Pieterse told News24. Pieterse said they were alerted to the fire around 05:30 on Wednesday morning. He said the storeroom at the factory had caught fire and that a lot of damage had been caused. DM

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