Carnival City Casino reopens after fire incident

Carnival City Casino reopens after fire incident

After being consumed by fire on Saturday, February 5, 2022, the Carnival City Casino has reopened its doors.
Videos circulating on social media showed individuals fleeing for their life from the entertainment industry, which includes a casino and restaurants, among other things.
Carnival City said in a statement that the fire that started on Saturday evening was completely put out and did not spread to the interior of the structure.

“The fire, which occurred outside the main entrance at the port cochere, was contained to that area. Authorities have given the casino the all clear to reopen the casino, but guests are requested to use the Welcome Center entrance.
“Although videos being shared on social media convey a sense of a large fire, this was not the case. The exact cause of the fire still needs to be determined but Carnival City can confirm that it was not caused by a deliberate or malicious act.”
Carnival City Casino and Entertainment World

Ekurhuleni Emergency Services spokesperson, William Ntladi said Brakpan and Benoni central fire stations backed by Tsakane fire station, all responded swiftly to the scene.

“On investigation, it was found that fiberglass material from outside the entrance atrium caught alight suspected to have been caused by electrical short circuit. Firefighters responded with a fleet of four fire engines and 24 personnel. No casualties recorded on scene. Further investigation to be conducted by fire safety officers together with Carnival City’s safety officials.
Ekurhuleni Emergency Services

Reacting to the news, South Africans took to social media to question if this incident was not related to the recent fires on National Key Points and other buildings.

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