A devastating fire broke out at Muisbosskerm, an open-air seafood restaurant located in Lamberts Bay, Western Cape in the early hours of Friday morning.
According to Bertus Senekal, the chief fire officer at the West Coast District Municipality, emergency responders found nearly half of the establishment “fully engulfed in flames” upon their arrival.
The section constructed from organic materials suffered the most damage, while some parts of the structure remained intact.
While the cause of the fire is still under investigation, authorities suspect an electrical fault, possibly stemming from an event held at the restaurant the previous evening.
Charlotte Turner, co-owner of Muisbosskerm, expressed shock and devastation at the extent of the damage, revealing that approximately half of the restaurant was affected.
However, she remained resolute in rebuilding the establishment as quickly as possible. As a result, Muisbosskerm will be closed for business this weekend.