UPDATE: I’ve been informed that it didn’t actually burn down. Just the kitchen got toasted.
The famous Blowfish Restaurant at the Dolphin Beach Hotel , Cape Town near Blouberg has apparently just burnt to the ground an hour ago ( 9.02 am today).
Someone at the scene has confirmed that she watched the entire episode happen.
Here’s the sms:
“It took about 3 minutes for the chimney to burn out and for the roof to catch alight. There were still people in the restaurant! About 9 minutes later i called emergency services the hotel alarms went off. About 2 minutes before that people started running out. Then the fire engines arrived.”