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.

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