A fire broke out at the Public Protector’s office in Wale Street, Cape Town on Thursday, July 29, damaging a storeroom as well as some documents. The City of Cape Town’s Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson, Jermaine Carelse indicated that the fire broke out on the fourth floor but was immediately extinguished, as IOL reports. According to Carelse, one person was treated for smoke inhalation and a fire investigator has been appointed to assess the cause of the fire.
The Public Protector’s spokesperson Oupa Segalwe says the building is leased through the Department of Public Works.
Public Protector spokesperson Oupa Segalwe says this is the second time a fire breaks out at that office, it happened a few years back.
“The building is leased through Public Works. We have informed the department to bring this incident to the attention of the landlord.” https://t.co/noD4BSALyZ
— Okuhle Hlati (@okuhle_hlati) July 29, 2021
Meanwhile, officers attached to the city’s Law Enforcement Metals Theft Unit arrested a suspect in Mitchells Plain on Wednesday, July 28, for being in the possession of an illegal firearm and ammunition.