An elderly woman died in a fire

News South Africa

Tebogo Msimanga |

A 75-year-old woman lost her life in a thatched roof house fire that broke on Heaketh Street in Moreleta Park on Monday. The Tshwane Emergency Services said Firefighters arrived on the scene and found the house engulfed by fire and parts of the roof already collapsed.

They were informed of a possible entrapment of an elderly woman but entry could not be successfully made because of the thatch roof that was already collapsing.

“Firefighters managed to extinguish it before it was completely damaged. Three members of the community and 1 security officer who was helping on the scene, including 1 firefighter was given oxygen therapy on the scene by paramedics and released without any injuries.

The deceased body of an elderly woman was located during the cooling down operations. It is not yet known what could have caused the fire.

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