Nine shops affected as fire ravages through Vicotria Road, Woodstock

A fire that broke out in Victoria Road, Woodstock on Tuesday afternoon, resulted in nine shops being damaged.

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Bush Radio News previously reported that the fire started just after 14:00, when the electricity came back on, following load shedding in the area.

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The City of Cape Town’s Fire and Rescue Service’s Spokesperson, Jermaine Carelse said, firefighters received the emergency call at 14:35.

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Carelse added that the cause of the fire appeared to have originated in the roof void.

‘’Fire crews from Salt River, Roeland Street, Milnerton, Epping and Brooklyn fire stations attended to the scene. The blaze was extinguished at 17:40 and the cause is unknown,’’ said Jermaine Carelse, City of Cape Town’s Fire and Rescue Service’s Spokesperson.

‘’No injuries were reported and the building was closed pending an assessment by a Structural Engineer,’’ he added.

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