Initial reports of a fire started trickling in via the various Neighbours WhatsApp groups in Fresnaye, Sea Point and Green Point. It was then confirmed that there was a fire at the Arthur’s Road Shul.
Via Jaques Weber Facebook Page at about 23:10pm: FIRE UPDATE: The community are urge to stay clear from Arthurs Road. Unfortunately the fire is at the Arthurs Road Shul. Congestion will hamper the efforts of the multiple fire services vehicles responding.
Neighbours then reported the fire had subdued after which it quickly flared up again.
In the spirit of being neighbourly, a number of neighhbours have offered their spare rooms to neighbours whose homes have been overwhelmed with smoke.
What we know so far:
The Shul has been completely taken over by the blaze.
All resources (four Fire Trucks) are on scene to deal with the crises.
No injuries reported.
What we don’t know:
What the cause of the fire is.
Whether valuables, items of significance were salvaged.
We’ll continue to share updates as they come in from the neighbours and first responders. Last Update at 14:07 (05/12/2018).