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Investigation launched after eight Peddie shops gutted by mystery fire

Oct 1, 2019
Investigation launched after eight Peddie shops gutted by mystery fire

Peddie - Peddie police are investigating a fire that gutted eight shops early on Tuesday morning.

"Peddie Vispol members, who were conducting patrols in the town noticed smoke from Alex, a foreigner-owned shop, which is adjacent to Peddie Spar," said police spokesperson, Captain Khaya Tonjeni.

"The fire spread rapidly affected eight shops in a short time."

He said that the Amathole District dispatched Komga fire fighters to the scene, who tried to extinguish the fire.

"A total of eight buildings were affected by the fire - namely a supermarket, saloon and six foreign-owned shops, of which three of them were Hardware shops."

Capt Tonjeni said that the cause of the fire is still to be determined.

"Emergency,firefighters and all roleplayers are still at the scene," he said.

"Damage by the fire is unknown and yet to be estimated.

"The investigation will guide the police next action regarding this incident."

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