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Parliamentary fire in South Africa caught up again

Parliamentary fire in South Africa caught up again

It was the roof of the building that began to burn again, among other things, the South African news site reported News 24.

The message came a few hours after rescue service spokesman Jermaine Karls said the fire was under control.

The wind increased steadily

– He said that the fire broke out again on the roof of the building in which Parliament is located after it became clear that the nightmare of the previous day did not end at all.

The city’s rescue service explains on Whatsapp: “The winds have steadily increased and ignited the burning firewood under the roof which is not accessible for cleaning or moisture.”

When the fire broke out again on Monday afternoon, only 12 firefighters remained in Parliament. And soon another 50 or so had been ordered earlier to fight the fire again.

The damage was extensive after the fire that broke out early Sunday. No one was injured, but parts of the ceiling collapsed and the same room where the members meet had major fires and water damage.

Inadequate fire protection

A person was arrested in connection with the fire inside the parliament building. According to the police, this is a 49-year-old man who is suspected of burglary, arson and vandalism of state property.

The fire will be investigated by the police department for serious crimes. There are also suspicions that the fire protection system in the house did not work as it should. Infrastructure Minister Patricia De Lille said Sunday that someone had closed a valve, which meant the sprinkler system was not working.

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The oldest part of Parliament House was completed in 1884. Expansions took place in the 1920s and 1980s.