The National Assembly Building on Parliament Avenue is on fire with reports of the fire coming in as early as 05:03 a.m. on 2 January 2022.
According to the Cape Town City Fire and Rescue Services, they rushed to the Parliament Building earlier this morning after receiving reports that a building alight in Parliament Avenue.
“Roeland Street Fire was first on scene and with the assessment of the fire more resources were called,
“We currently have 6 firefighting appliances and approximately 36 firefighters on scene,
The fire was reported to be on the 3rd floor – inititial reports indicate it started in the office space and is spreading toward the gymnasium,” reported City Fire and Rescue.
Fire at our national parliament.
Not a great start 2022!
Hopefully the fire will be contained & doused fast without causing extensive damage.
Fire is in the Old Assembly building where our offices are.
Thanks @MartinMyers for the alert & photos. pic.twitter.com/V7PByj1ZXI
— Brett Herron 🇿🇦 (@brettherron) January 2, 2022
The roof area has caught alight and the National Assembly building is on fire too.
The fire has not been contained and reports of cracks in some walls of the building have been confirmed.
More resources have been requested by fire fighters on the scene.
— BOSBEER.COM (@BOSBEER2006) January 2, 2022
This is a developing story… Updates will be shared as they become available.