The emergency services had to speedily deploy firefighter brigades in the small coastal town of Umdloti, KwaZulu-Natal, on Monday after a blaze had broken out in KwikSpar supermarket complex.
Despite the taken measures, the specialists could not save the building which had also been rented by other small businesses and a restaurant.
“The fire has since been extinguished but the entire building has been destroyed,” van Reenen of Crisis Medical Rescue stated.
The official added that no one had been injured in the incident. One of the KwikSpar managers had suffered from smoke inhalation but was speedily treated on the scene.
The cause of the fire is yet to be determined.