Patients were evacuated from Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital in Cape Town on Wednesday, November 17, after a small fire broke out.
According the City’s Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson Jermaine Carelse, the evacuation took place just after 2pm this afternoon after the department was alerted.
The fire broke out in the uninterrupted power supply room on the 17th floor, reports Times Live.
Roeland Street and Milnerton fire crew responded swiftly and the area was ventilated and declared safe just before 5pm.
“The lifts in the event of a fire automatically go down to the ground floor and only the Fireman’s lift can be used in the event of such an incident.”
Other patients were taken to their floors via this lift, accompanied by a firefighter, says News 24.
No injuries have been reported.