Fire broke out in parts of the old Parliaments Assembly building.

 A fire broke out in parts of Parliament’s Old Assembly building in Cape Town, an investigation has is being conducted to establish the cause.

On Tuesday night the fire was successfully contained affecting several upper floor offices and committee rooms. Parliament said the affected areas, including parts of the lower floor were not affected by the fire but have been left flooded due to the activation of the fire sprinkler system.

An immediate response by the city’s fire and rescue services successfully contained the fire. The cause is still unknown and no one has was injured.

Cape Town Fire and Rescue Services spokesperson Jermaine Carelse said fire crews from Roeland Street, Salt River, Sea Point, Brooklyn and Milnerton were dispatched.  The fire was reported to have originated in a room of the National Assembly.

Photo: Christa Eybers

By Everngelista Muza