A fire in a block of flats on Holmfirth Road, Sea Point, was reported and responded to earlier this afternoon.

“The City’s Fire and Rescue Service responded to a flat alight on the 3rd floor of a residential block of flats in Holmfirth Road Seapoint at 12.39 this afternoon,” City of Cape Town Fire and Rescue Services spokesperson Theo Layne said.

Two fire engines, an aerial appliance and one rescue vehicle were deployed to the scene as soon as authorities were notified about the incident. “The Fire occurred in a flat on the third floor with the upper floors sustaining mostly smoke damage. No injuries were reported. The Cause of the Fire must still be ascertained,” Layne added. “The name of the building is The  Towers.”

The residential block of apartments, visible just behind Shoprite, caught alight earlier today (Source: Supplied/Theo Layne)

Picture: Supplied/Theo Layne

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Lucinda Dordley

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