Massive fire in South Africa’s parliament:Flames and smoke were visible from miles away, 35 fire tenders were engaged in controlling

A fire has broken out in the Parliament building in Cape Town, South Africa. 35 fire tenders have reached the spot and firefighters are engaged in extinguishing the fire. Due to the fire, many parts of the Parliament are feared to be gutted. A fire broke out in the House of Parliament at around 5 a.m. local time.

Several pictures and videos of Parliament fire are being shared on social media. Flames and dark black smoke could be seen billowing out of the Parliament House. The flames are so strong that they can be seen from many miles away. Also, smoke has spread to the surrounding area.

Flames can be seen coming out of the Parliament building.
Flames can be seen coming out of the Parliament building.
Due to the massive fire, some part of the Parliament was gutted.
Due to the massive fire, some part of the Parliament was gutted.
Dark black smoke emanating from the Parliament House is visible from a long distance.
Dark black smoke emanating from the Parliament House is visible from a long distance.

The cause of the
fire is not yet clear, the cause of the fire is not yet known. However, in media reports, there is a possibility of fire due to short circuit. It is also not clear whether anyone is trapped inside the building or not. Fire and Rescue Service officer Jermaine Carrolls said that the bitumen on the roof is also melting, which is not a good sign.

Due to the black smoke, the surrounding area has become foggy.
Due to the black smoke, the surrounding area has become foggy.
The fire department has appealed to the people not to go near the Parliament.
The fire department has appealed to the people not to go near the Parliament.
Firefighters are having a hard time extinguishing the fire.
Firefighters are having a hard time extinguishing the fire.

About the Parliament of South Africa The
South African Parliament Building has three main parts. These include the original and the oldest building which was built in 1884. Its newest parts, built in the 1920s and 1980s, are in the National Assembly. In April last year, a fire broke out in the library of the University of Cape Town, which houses the unique collection of the African Archive

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