City of Joburg Emergency Management Services received a call about multiple shacks on fire at Fleurhof just before 3am. Two fire engines and a water tanker were dispatched to the incident and on arrival the shacks were gutted with flames.
Firefighters battled with flames because of windy conditions and fire hydrants with low pressure. While conducting search and rescue the crews discovered one person who died.
Fire Safety is conducting preliminary investigations to determine the cause and where the fire started. At the moment the city’s Disaster Management is on scene to assist the affected families.
Emergency Management Services urges communities to take necessary precautions when using heating appliances and avoid leaving candles unattended.