Electrical fault could have caused fire in Gauteng clinic

2016-07-09 17:35


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Durban – An electrical fault is believed to have caused a fire that damaged a clinic at the Tambo Memorial Regional Hospital, the Gauteng Department of Health said on Saturday.

Gauteng health department spokesperson Steve Mabona said the fire, which happened at around 20:30 on Friday, broke out at a dental clinic situated on the ground floor next to the main entrance of the hospital, which is far from any admission wards.

Mabona said no patients were affected and the fire was extinguished by the staff.

“The evacuation lasted about an hour. Three rooms were affected and as such all dental equipment, materials and consumables were destroyed. We are still determining the costs and structural damage is being assessed.

He said preliminary investigations revealed that an electrical fault might have caused the fire.

“Unfortunately, until further notice the hospital will not offer dental services, but patients will be referred to nearest service points,” Mabona said.

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