Gauteng Emergency Medical Services (EMS) say fire engines from the City of Johannesburg, Ekurhuleni and OR Tambo are working to extinguish the blaze in the Johannesburg CBD that's been raging for more than 27 hours now.
Three firefighters died trying to douse the flames at the Lisbon Building on Thursday while 20 other people were treated for various injuries.
CEO of Gauteng EMS Lesiba Malotana says there’s no immediate threat of the building collapsing but the longer this fire burns, the more urgent the situation becomes.
Flames can still be seen coming out of the building in the CBD with thick smoke turning some of the levels black.
The fire is currently spreading through the lift shaft and some firefighters say it could take up to three days to extinguish.
Meanwhile, firefighters from the City of Tshwane have just arrived on the scene and are getting ready to help their colleagues.
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