PICS | Patients, staff evacuated as fire guts parts of Mitchells Plain Day Hospital

2019-09-13 14:26

Patients and staff at the Mitchells Plain Day Hospital were evacuated on Friday morning after a fire broke out, the City of Cape Town's fire and rescue services said.

"We currently have six firefighting appliances, a rescue vehicle [and] an aerial appliance with a total of 28 staff on scene," said spokesperson Jermaine Carelse .

"The quick reaction time of the fire crews resulted in the fire being contained to the theater section of the hospital."

The fire was brought under control just before 14:30 and extinguished after 15:00.

Photos showed that a section of roof had been destroyed and many rooms were gutted.


(Photo: Supplied)


(Photo: Supplied)

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