- Protesters set fire to the Gugulethu fire station early on Thursday morning, 12 July
- The fire station took a lot of damage and won't be open on Thursday
- There were no injuries reported after the incident
At just past 4 am on Thursday morning, Gugulethu protesters torched the local fire station. The firefighters were forced to flee from the burning building.
No one was reported injured during the fire.
IOL News reports the front of the fire station got damaged severely. The security gate, watch room and engine bay got damaged badly. Offices at the back of the fire station were set on fire as well.
The South African Police Force was called to the scene and diffused the situation with the protesters.
Briefly.co.za learned that firefighters from the Mitchells Plain fire station was called in to deal with the fire but was hindered by the burning tyres left in the roads by the protesters.
They were forced to take a longer route to the fire station.
The traffic on Govan Mbeki Road has also been disrupted because of the protesters, according to a report by EWN.
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