An early morning fire on Sunday led to the evacuation of staff and patients at the Vredendal Hospital in South Africa’s Western Cape. News24 quotes Leensie Lötter, the spokesperson for the West Coast District and Paarl Hospital, as saying that all the wards and the emergency centre were evacuated and that no injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is being investigated, she said, adding that the extent of the damage still needs to be assessed, after which time-frames for the repair and restoration will be determined.