Stanford Spar in Queen Victoria Street, Stanford, was burnt down completely in the early hours of Monday, 20 May 2019.
The cause of the fire is still being investigated.
According to Overstrand Fire Chief, Lester Smith, the Overstrand Fire Department responded to a call received at approximately 04:00 of a fire occurring at the Stanford Spar. The on-duty member as well as the Senior Standby Officer was immediately informed and dispatched to the area concerned. Due to the nature of the call, Gansbaai and Hermanus Fire Stations were activated and deployed to the scene.
The first arriving vehicle, a light duty vehicle, arrived on scene at approximately 04:14 and found Stanford Spar well-alight. Due to the limited equipment on the vehicle, the on duty member requested major pumpers and water tankers from Hermanus and Gansbaai.