The fire started at about 6.15pm in a linen closet in a medical ward.
“The fire was quickly extinguished by staff. Patients were temporarily evacuated as a safety precaution because of smoke. By 8.15pm patients were returned to the ward after the City of Tshwane declared the site safe,” Kekana said.
She said all health services were available in the facility and were not affected by the fire.
Two weeks ago, a fire affected temporary structures at the hospital and was extinguished by hospital staff.
One corpse and 18 patients in separate temporary structures close to where the fire started had to be moved to other areas of the hospital as a safety precaution.
The cause of the first fire is yet to be established. The provincial health department is investigating.