Govender said the fire started just before 6pm and took about an hour to extinguish.
“The church's pastor was on the scene. It appears that most of the congregants are foreign nationals,” he said.
Two weeks ago firefighters battled a raging blaze which broke out on the fourth floor of a textile and screen printing factory on Felix Dlamini Road (formerly Brickfield Road).
Members of eThekwini Fire and Emergency Services attempted to control the flames that gutted the multistorey building.
In another blaze last month, more than 40 families at the Marikana informal settlement in Cato Manor, outside Durban, were left homeless after a fire ripped through their homes.
One person, Nomasamson Dlamini, 38, was killed and a 16-year-old boy, Cebo Piliso, suffered severe burns to his hands and head.