Bellville Civic Centre fire contained

Fire services said the damage was concentrated to the under-stage and stage areas and a section of the auditorium.

A fire broke out at the Bellville Civic Centre on 28 May 2021. Picture: @jamesstyan/Twitter.

CAPE TOWN - The fire at the Bellville Civic Centre, which started earlier on Friday morning, has been contained.

Fire services said the damage was concentrated to the under-stage and stage areas and a section of the auditorium.

The fire has also severely damaged the building's roof.

The City of Cape Town said: "The city’s Bellville customer interaction/cash office is closed until further notice due to a fire at the Civic Centre. This office will be reopened as soon as it possible to do so. Customers are encouraged to make use of e-Services, where possible."

It's not yet clear how it started.

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