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Additional resources deployed to help put out National Assembly fire

The City of Cape Town’s Fire and Rescue services say additional resources are being deployed to a fire at the National Assembly building in Parliament.

Fire crews were dispatched early on Sunday morning after a fire broke out. City of Cape Town mayoral committee member for safety and security JP Smit, says there are currently 6 firefighting appliances and approximately 36 firefighters on scene.

“Roeland Street, Sea Point, Salt River, Brooklyn, Goodwood, Milnerton firefighting crews [are] on scene. We have 2 Fire Safety Officers [who] are on scene as well. Fire is currently on the 3rd floor. Initial reports indicate it started in the office space and is spreading toward the gymnasium.”

“The roof area has caught alight and the National Assembly building is on fire too. The fire has not been contained and reports of cracks in some walls of the building have been confirmed. Firefighters on the scene have called for additional resources,” says Smith.

Source: eNCA

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