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Fire reignites at South Africa’s Parliament in Cape Town


Associated Press

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — The fire that has already destroyed South Africa’s main Parliament chamber flared up again Monday about 36 hours after it started in the 130-year-old complex of historic buildings. Firefighters have been sent back to the Parliament precinct in the center of Cape Town after flames re-appeared on the roof of the main Parliament building in the late afternoon. Cape Town Fire and Rescue Service spokesman Jermaine Carelse said that more than 30 firefighters were battling the fire again. Before the blaze reignited, authorities had said it had been contained and had begun to assess the damage. The fire had started around 6 a.m. on Sunday morning.

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