Just after 8am I looked out of our bedroom window to see a huge plume of black smoke rising high into the sky. This was no bush fire... something big was burning.
I grabbed my photo gear and raced off following the very visible smoke plume.
A textile factory in the North End area of Port Elizabeth was ablaze! I managed to get onto the premises and get some shots before the police asked me to leave.
Thankfully there were no serious injuries. And although the roof of the factory collapsed and the walls caved in in places, no surrounding buildings caught alight. Scary stuff....