firejpg

Investigation underway into cause of Cape Town hotel fire

An investigation is underway into the cause of a fire that ripped through the Ruslamere Hotel, Spa and Conference Centre in Cape Town on Tuesday morning.

Staff and guests at the Durbanville hotel were evacuated while firefighters battled the blaze.

All the occupants were evacuated and no injuries were reported.

Jermaine Carelse, Spokesperson - City of Cape Town Fire & Rescue Services

The fire was mostly restricted to the kitchen area, the reception as well as the upper level, two offices, a bedroom, and a bathroom.

Jermaine Carelse, Spokesperson - City of Cape Town Fire & Rescue Services

Carelse says at this stage the cause of the fire is unknown.

The hotel issued the following statement via its website on Tuesday morning.

"We would like to thank everyone for their concern following the fire at our establishment early this morning. We can confirm that all our guests and staff are unharmed. The fire was contained to the kitchen, reception area and offices. We apologize for any inconvenience caused during this time."

Listen to the full interview below:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Investigation underway into cause of Cape Town hotel fire


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Dan Matjila takes responsibility for PIC's Steinhoff losses

Dan Matjila takes responsibility for PIC's Steinhoff losses

Eyewitness News senior reporter Barry Bateman says Matjila told the commission almost all investors were duped by the company.

Zuma clarifies functions of the ANC's deployment committee

Zuma clarifies functions of the ANC's deployment committee

The former president was responding to the testimony of former public enterprises minister Barbara Hogan which implicated him.

Zondo Commission: Will Zuma testimony deepen rift within ANC?

Zondo Commission: Will Zuma testimony deepen rift within ANC?

Political analyst Sandile Swana says former president's giving a clear sign he still has the clout to mobilise the masses.

It'll take eight months to rebuild Clothing Bank gutted by fire, says co-founder

It'll take eight months to rebuild Clothing Bank gutted by fire, says co-founder

Cape Town enterprise empowering almost 400 women loses R10m worth of stock.

Experts' contradictory evidence at Ford Kuga fire death inquest

Experts' contradictory evidence at Ford Kuga fire death inquest

EWN's Kevin Brandt and investigator Andrew Leask explain what emerged at the Cape High Court inquest into Reshall Jimmy's death.

Judicial inquest into death of Ford Kuga owner Reshall Jimmy resumes

Judicial inquest into death of Ford Kuga owner Reshall Jimmy resumes

Eyewitness News reporter Kevin Brandt says the investigation will continue until June 6.

Popular articles
How to buy a new car even if you don’t really have enough money for it

How to buy a new car even if you don’t really have enough money for it

South Africans are increasingly buying cars they can’t afford using balloon payments, says consumer journalist Wendy Knowler.

The rand isn't weak. It's the dollar that's strong. But it won't stay that way

The rand isn't weak. It's the dollar that's strong. But it won't stay that way

The rand is trading at fair value. It’s the US dollar that's overvalued. Bruce Whitfield interviews George Glynos (ETM Analytics).

[2018] Jesse Clegg (son of Johnny) opens up about money and growing up on tour

[2018] Jesse Clegg (son of Johnny) opens up about money and growing up on tour

[From the archives] Jesse Clegg talks about his famous father and attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures...).

Johnny Clegg was a gift from God - Sipho Mchunu

Johnny Clegg was a gift from God - Sipho Mchunu

Juluka co-founder pays tribute to the music legend, along with Yvonne Chaka Chaka and veteran broadcaster Bhodloza Nzimande.

Zimbabwe running out of bread as inflation tops 175%

Zimbabwe running out of bread as inflation tops 175%

Hyperinflation – and the destruction it reaps – is returning to Zimbabwe. Bruce Whitfield interviews CNBC Africa’s Chris Bishop.

Investigators find serious corruption at EOH

Investigators find serious corruption at EOH

A probe found "suspicious transactions" worth R1.2bn, bribery and theft. Bruce Whitfield interviews EOH CEO Stephen Van Coller.

'Calculated move by media to undermine Public Protector, I don't accept apology'

'Calculated move by media to undermine Public Protector, I don't accept apology'

Former Sars employee Bizoski Manyike responds to the Sunday Times article that called him a 'dope-smoking Rastafarian'.

'I should have told the Sunday Times the pot smoking was irrelevant'

'I should have told the Sunday Times the pot smoking was irrelevant'

Investigative journalist Jacques Pauw says he's sorry for any harm caused in his article on Mkhwebane and her principal witness.

[WATCH] Over 50 artists record special version of Johnny Clegg’s  “The Crossing”

[WATCH] Over 50 artists record special version of Johnny Clegg’s “The Crossing”

For this week's #GoodNewsThursdays, we find out the inspiration behind the production.