Durban - The Durban Fire and Emergency services will investigate the cause of a fire that broke out in a multi-storey block of flats in the Durban Central Business District on Monday night.
The fire broke out inside the Renaissance building in Maud Mfusi Street (formerly called St Georges Street).
The building accommodates students and tenants.
Adam Merasi, the Durban Fire Department Divisional Commander, said the cause of the fire is suspected to be an electrical fault on the 13th floor near the lift shaft area. Merasi said burning embers and debris caused the fire to spread to floors below but it was soon contained.
"There were no injuries reported during the incident. We had a full set of fire brigades, two rescue pumpers, a water carrier and a command vehicle in attendance. The police and medical services were also in attendance, " Merasi said.