…By Roland Peterson for TDPel Media.
On Tuesday, 6 June, a fire erupted along the bustling Albert Road in Woodstock, Cape Town.
The City of Cape Town’s Fire and Rescue Service swiftly responded to the incident, dispatching around two dozen firefighters to the scene.
Alert and Building Engulfed:
According to Jermaine Carelse, the spokesperson for the Fire and Rescue Service, the alert regarding the fire was received at approximately 12:30 on Tuesday.
The blaze had engulfed a two-storey building located on Albert Road.
Assessment and Additional Resources:
Upon arrival, the initial crew from Salt River promptly assessed the situation and requested additional assistance.
Firefighters from various stations, including Salt River, Roeland Street, Brooklyn, Epping, and Milnerton, were present at the scene.
Carelse noted that the fire was intensifying in the two-storey structure, making it a dynamic situation.
Injury and Road Closure:
Unfortunately, one person sustained injuries in the fire incident.
To facilitate the firefighting efforts, Albert Road has been closed to traffic until the situation is brought under control.
The fire in Albert Road, Woodstock, has posed a significant challenge for the City of Cape Town’s Fire and Rescue Service.
With firefighters diligently working to contain the blaze, the incident serves as a reminder of the bravery and dedication displayed by these first responders in protecting lives and property.
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