UPDATE: Three firefighters killed in Joburg CBD blaze

• Editor's note: This is a developing story. We will bring you updates as more information becomes available.

JOHANNESBURG - A provincial government building in the Johannesburg CBD was on fire on Wednesday and officials at the scene say three firefighters have died.

One of the deceased is believed to have fallen to his death. 

Efforts to rescue two remaining firefighters trapped inside are ongoing.




Staff have been evacuated from the building on the corner of Albertina Sisulu and Pixley ka Isaka Seme Street.

Sparks were reportedly seen coming from plug points but the exact cause of the blaze is still being investigated.