A massive fire has broken out during the early hours of Wednesday morning at a chemical factory in Balfour Road in the Jacobs area south of Durban.

The factory is believed to manufacture resin which is a highly flammable substance.

ALS Paramedics spokesperson Rowan Scandroglio says the cause of the fire is unknown, and no injuries have been reported:

“Paramedics together with the eThekwini Fire Department and SAPS are currently at the scene of a large factory fire on Balfour Road in the Jacobs area. The fire started a few minutes ago and the emergency personnel were dispatched to the scene. There are multiple fire-fighters and water tankers trying to put out the fire. The cause of the fire is unknown at this stage.”