Voortrekker Road in Cape Town reopened after fire at gas shop

Cape Town – Voortrekker Road in Cape Town has been reopened after a gas store caught fire early on Friday morning.

City of Cape Town fire and rescue services spokesperson Theo Layne said firefighters responded to Blue Flame gas shop just after 07:20.

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“Fortunately, we managed to contain the fire within [the] area and the front of the shop had only sustained some smoke and water damage,” he said.

No gas bottles were affected. 

Two fire engines and a rescue vehicle had responded with 14 firefighters. 

“No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is currently being investigated.”

Western Cape traffic chief Kenny Africa confirmed at 08:29 that Vootrekker Road has now been reopened after being closed in both directions between Giel Basson and Ryan Road.

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Scene outside Blue Flame gas station along Voortrekker Road after the fire was contained. (Supplied)