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Investigation underway into cause of Cape Town hotel fire

An investigation is underway into the cause of a fire that ripped through the Ruslamere Hotel, Spa and Conference Centre in Cape Town on Tuesday morning.

Staff and guests at the Durbanville hotel were evacuated while firefighters battled the blaze.

All the occupants were evacuated and no injuries were reported.

Jermaine Carelse, Spokesperson - City of Cape Town Fire & Rescue Services

The fire was mostly restricted to the kitchen area, the reception as well as the upper level, two offices, a bedroom, and a bathroom.

Jermaine Carelse, Spokesperson - City of Cape Town Fire & Rescue Services

Carelse says at this stage the cause of the fire is unknown.

The hotel issued the following statement via its website on Tuesday morning.

"We would like to thank everyone for their concern following the fire at our establishment early this morning. We can confirm that all our guests and staff are unharmed. The fire was contained to the kitchen, reception area and offices. We apologize for any inconvenience caused during this time."

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