The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and the Government Analyst have been instructed to conduct an immediate investigation into the fire that broke out at a warehouse in the Supreme Court compound at Hulftsdorp this evening.

The Secretary to the Ministry of Justice M.M.P.K. Mayadunne said in a statement that the fire which began around 4.45 p.m. had started in a waste material store located on the ground floor of a building outside the main building where the SC is located.

The Secretary said the fire did not damage any office of the SC or any other items including files and only the warehouse was damaged.

The fire was upbrought under control within about two hours.