Cape Town – Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital laundry site has been damaged following a fire that broke on Wednesday.
The fire allegedly started near the tents used for Covid-19 testing at the Soweto hospital, said the Gauteng department of health.
“Due to strong winds it spread to the laundry site and damaged part of the linen awaiting condemning (disposal),” the department said on its Twitter page.
The fire was contained before further damage by fire services.
“City fire services from Dobsonville and Jabulani arrived before the fire spread to the usable linen area and the building,” said the department.
The Department can confirm that there was a fire at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital.
The fire started at the open space near the COVID-19 tents. Due to strong winds the fire spread to the laundry site and damaged part of the linen awaiting condemning (disposal) process pic.twitter.com/NyhygHEz0p
— Gauteng Health (@GautengHealth) June 22, 2022
No casualties were reported.
Last month, African Insider reported on a fire that broke at the Steve Biko Academic hospital’s temporal storage facility.
The hospital was the third public health facility where a fire broke in a year, said ta report by City Press at the time.
Compiled by Olwethu Mpeshe