A timeline of the 24 hour Durban Fire that still rages
As the massive fire that made headlines burns for its 24th hour, fire fighters and paramedics are still on the scene. With photographs and videos flooding online platforms, a picture-timeline emerges to depict the battle that continues.
At 10 am on Friday, March 24, a fire broke out at a warehouse on South Coast Road.
The Fire Department, SAPS Search and Rescue and Rescue Care Paramedics rushed to the scene
By 11:30 am the fire was raging and thick smoke spewed from the flames
By 12 pm, residents in Westville North could see the billowing black smoke.
At 12:10 a spray of water was caught on camera, dwarfed by the inferno.
At 1:30 pm Durban residents in Bulwer Road could see the ominous smoke from the ground.
At 2: 51 pm significant damage to the structure of the building was evident.
At 2:30 the thick smoke was a backdrop to the Durban streets
At 4:20 pm firefighters were tackling the flames from within the structure.
At 8 pm the flames had not been put out.
At 11pm fire fighters were still up against the massive blaze.
As dawn broke, the fire was still active, though less fierce after the night’s battle.
At 10:30 am on Saturday, March 25, the flames continued to burn.