Jessie Savage of Wynberg reported that a fire broke out on Thursday evening, March 3, next to Plum stead railway line where cars were burning and houses evacuated because of the smoke.
Spokesperson for City of Cape Town Fire and Rescue Service, Liezl Moodie said they responded to a fire at Speedy and Son Motor Spares in Cannon Street at 10.08pm.
Two fire engines were sent to the scene – one water tanker and one rescue vehicle – with resources being dispatched from Wynberg, Constantia, Lakeside and Roeland Street fire stations to attend to the blaze.
The fire destroyed seven disused vehicles at the premises and no injuries were reported. By 10.30pm the fire was extinguished and firefighters proceeded to ensure the safety of the surrounding area. No houses were officially evacuated – anyone who had vacated their homes did so of their own accord.
The cause of the fire is still to be determined, as this matter is currently being investigated by the South African Police Service.
Warrant Officer Keith Chandler of Diep River police said no criminal case has been opened and there were no injuries reported.