A fire has broken out at the Bellville Civic Centre on Friday, May 28. As reported by SABC, a security company reported smoke coming from the basement. The fire has spread to the roof section of the building.
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Jermaine Carelse, spokesperson for the City’s Fire and Rescue Service indicated that smoke was coming from the basement of the civic at 05:36. According to Carelse, approximately 35 staff members and 9 firefighting appliances, including two hydraulic platforms, were on scene as well as additional resources as the fire has escalated to the roof section, IOL reported.
Cape Town – Bellville Civic Centre on fire🔥 use alternative routes to avoid the area pic.twitter.com/49QxDeKnie
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Meanwhile, the fire has been contained but it has caused significant damage to the centre.
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