UPDATE: Mitchells Plain hospital declared safe after fire

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• Editor’s note: This article is updated each time new information becomes available.

CAPE TOWN – A fire that broke out at the Mitchells Plain District Hospital has been contained and patients are being moved back into their wards.

The fire broke out on the roof above the trauma section at around 7.25am on Saturday, Cape Town Fire and Rescue Services spokesperson Theo Lane said.

Lane confirmed no injuries were reported and patients were safely evacuated from the building before emergency personnel arrived.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.

A temporary emergency centre has been set up to attend to the walk-in patients, while emergency medical services will be transferring patients that require hospital admission to other hospitals.

Mitchells Plain Sub-structure spokesperson Monique Johnstone said the hospital cannot allow any outside visitors until all patients have been moved back into their respective wards.

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