Durban – Police and security were on scene at the Durban Christian Centre’s Jesus Dome auditorium early on Wednesday morning, maintaining a perimeter around the area after the building was gutted by a fire on Tuesday evening.
An insurance representative, police and security guards were on the scene ensuring that nobody entered the premises until a thorough police forensic investigation had been conducted.
Although it is alleged that the fire was started by an electrical fault, nobody on scene would confirm this.
Media were told not to take pictures.
The blaze, which started at about 5.30pm on Tuesday, engulfed the multimillion-rand structure, and by the time the eThekwini fire department arrived, the roof had started collapsing. The building in Mayville is a visible landmark on the N3.
National Emergency Assist Services director Regan Stander, who was on the scene on Tuesday night, said no one was injured in the blaze.
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