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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.
BUILDING FIRE -HOSPITAL – 07:24 (RESPONDED) MITCHELLS PLAIN DISTRICT HOSPITAL, A Z BERMAN DRIVE, LENTEGEUR HOSPITAL Fire in roof void – Above the trauma section. Fore confined and contained. No injuries reported. Cause has not been established as yet. Fire crews still on scene. pic.twitter.com/kecPIM6oEV
— GCF TRIO TASK FORCES (@007mcV) February 10, 2018
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.