Report has it that, a fire believed to have started in the kitchen at the Tsitsikamma Cattle Baron restaurant at Storms River Mouth left the building and the adjoining shop completely gutted by Saturday morning.
The fire, which broke out late on Friday afternoon, spread quickly and was soon out of control, sending flames and smoke high into the evening air at the Tsitsikamma section of the Garden Route National Park.
SA National Parks spokesperson, Nandi Mgwadlamba, said park staff had immediately responded to assist in bringing the fire under control and a helicopter had also been dispatched to prevent the fire spreading into the adjoining forest.
“We are on site and are busy with mop-up operations. An investigation will be conducted to establish the exact cause of the fire as well as to determine the extent of the damage, but the restaurant and shop have both burnt down,” she said.