East Coast Radio Newswatch

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East Coast Radio Newswatch is the Durban-based station's independent news team. We are KZN’s trusted news source from dawn to dusk. Our bulletins run from 6am until 6pm, Monday to Friday. On weekends and public holidays you can catch our news updates from 7am until 12pm.
27
MAR
7am
Environmental Affairs says samples of water and soil have been sent to a laboratory in Johannesburg to test for contamination and pollution following the blaze. This after a fire broke out at a warehouse along South Coast Road in Rossburgh on Friday. It was well alight throughout the weekend and contained yesterday. Fire officials are now concentration on hot spots. Spokesperson for the Department, Bongani Tembe says a team comprising water, air quality and other experts has been specially put together to keep an eye on the situation.
27
MAR
7am
Firefighters who've been working for days to put out the Rossburgh fire are now keeping an eye on hotspots after managing to contain the blaze. A fire broke out at a warehouse along South Coast Road in Rossburgh on Friday. It was well alight throughout the weekend and contained yesterday. Fire officials say smog should no longer affect residents.
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26
MAR
1pm
It looks to be a third night at the scene for firefighters who have been working around the clock to put out a fire that broke out in a warehouse in Rossburgh, south of Durban. EThekwini Fire chief, Commander Enoch Mchunu, says they have cut down their man power from Friday's initial 150 fighters down to 80 yesterday and about 40 today. He says while they have successfully separated the fire from any explosive chemicals however parts of the damaged structure of the warehouse are making it difficult to reach certain areas.
26
MAR
8am
Meanwhile, firefighters who've been hard at work are relieved after successfully managing to separate the flames from the fertiliser and other highly flammable and explosive chemicals being stored in an unaffected part of the facility. Strong winds on Friday had helped fuel the raging inferno - leaving officials extremely worried it might reach the hazardous chemicals, which also include ammonium. The city's fire chief, Enoch Mchunu says the firefighters made steady progress during the day yesterday.