Friday, January 06, 2023

More than 300 displaced following another fire at Phola Park

The City of Cape Town’s Disaster Risk Management officials have completed the assessment of the Phola Park fire that gutted through the Phillipi area, on Thursday, and confirmed that the blaze destroyed 75 structures, with 378 persons affected. 

The municipality said the cause of the fire, situated next to the Golden Arrow Depot in Philippi, is unknown, however its believed that a strong south-easter fanned the fire, on Thursday afternoon. The blaze was extinguished just after 6p.m

‘’The Gift of the Givers, Muslim Hands, SASSA and Beautiful Gate are providing humanitarian assistance.  Various City Departments are on site and busy with assessments,’’ said the City’s Charlotte Powell.

‘’Eskom to restore electricity, Water & Sanitation will attend to damaged infrastructure and Solid Waste will remove fire debris. The Department of Home Affairs was also activated to assist residents with identity documents,’’ she added.

COURTESY - Facebook; Gift Of The Givers


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