South Africa’s House of Parliament in flames in Cape Town, smoke seen for miles

South Africa’s House of Parliament in flames in Cape Town, smoke seen for miles


A massive blaze ripped through South Africa’s House of Parliament in Cape Town on Sunday, sending plumes of smoke into the air that were visible from miles away.

Cape Town Fire and Rescue confirmed to Cape Town Etc. that the fire was at the parliament building and that firefighters were responding to the scene.

The cause of the fire is yet to be determined, officials said

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“The roof has caught fire and the National Assembly building is also on fire,” a spokesman for the city’s emergency services told the AFP news agency.

“The fire is not under control and cracks in the walls of the building have been reported,” he added.

It was not clear if anyone has been injured.

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