City of Cape Town investigating train fire

2017-11-20 17:02


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Cape Town – The City of Cape Town's fire and rescue services department is investigating the circumstances surrounding a fire that damaged three Metrorail carriages near Century City on Monday.

City of Cape Town fire and rescue services spokesperson Theo Layne said firefighters responded to reports of a train that was on fire on the railway line at around 12:15.

"Three railway carriages caught alight and no injuries have been reported," said Layne.

He said the cause of the fire was still unclear.

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"As a result of the train fire, the surrounding vegetation has also caught alight. There is no further danger to any property," he said.

Cape Town mayoral committee member JP Smith said the fire department would make an assessment to determine the cause of the fire. 

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