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South African Parliament building is on fire

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Firefighters are battling a blaze in the Parliament precinct in Cape Town. The cause of the fire is not known as of now.
A fire broke out at the South African parliament building in Cape Town.

Cape Town Fire and Rescue confirmed the fire was at the Parliament building and added that firefighters are currently at the scene.

Large flames and a column of smoke could be seen at the location. A statement by JP Smith, City of Cape Town’s mayoral committee member for safety and security said 6 firefighting machinery and 36 firefighters were at the scene, trying to bring it under control.

The cause of the fire was still unknown. “The fire is not under control and cracks in the walls of the building have been reported,” an emergency services spokesman told AFP.

The Houses of Parliament in Cape Town consists of three main sections. The oldest was constructed in 1884, and the newer sections were added in the 1920s and 1980s

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