Children and their teachers were forced to evacuate after a fire broke out at a creche in Parow on Thursday morning, reports say.

According to News24, the blaze, which took place at Splendid Kids creche in De Tyger, Parrow has since been contained.

Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson Jermaine Carelse confirmed that crews from Goodwood, Bellville, Belhar, Brooklyn and Milnerton were quickly alerted to the blaze and rushed to the school to ensure that everyone on the premises was safely evacuated.

Carelse did, however, confirm to IOL that one firefighter sustained minor injuries while attending to the blaze and is currently receiving treatment.

“A firefighter sustained minor injuries when the ceiling collapsed on her, and is being treated by ER24 ambulance personnel,” Carelse said.

Firefighters were able to contain the fire at around 9am this morning. The cause of the fire remains unknown and is currently under investigation.

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