The fire that broke out in Woodstock, on Thursday evening, is being investigated for possible arson.
What caused Woodstock fire?
In a statement, ER24 confirmed the fire broke out at the old Woodstock hospital, a City-owned building that has since been converted into residential quarters.
“ER24, Western Cape Fire, Metro Rescue and EMS, and other services arrived to find that a fire had broken out on the 3rd floor of the Old Woodstock Hospital. Numerous residents had evacuated the building and were now crowded along the sidewalk,” the emergency medical service provider said at the time.
A concerted effort was made to contain the blaze before it could spread any further and, fortunately, the inferno was doused and only one patient sustained moderate injuries.
“The details surrounding this incident are unknown, but the relevant authorities were on the scene for further investigations,” ER24 added.
The City of Cape Town has yet to issue a statement on the plans in place to provide destitute residents of the Old Woodstock hospital with shelter. Civic organisations have, however, stepped forward to assist with food, water and essential resources.
There has been a fire at Cissie Gool House – as far as we know no one has been hurt but will need donations of food, water, mattresses and bedding. Please bring them directly to CGH (77 Mountain Road, Woodstock) or contact Fagmeedah +27 83 749 1070 or Buhle +27 73 435 7580 pic.twitter.com/hjM7OfrBT4— Reclaim the City (@ReclaimCT) January 27, 2022
This is a developing story.