Doornkop Shack Fire claims one life

City of Johannesburg Emergency Management Services responded to a fire incident reported early hours of this morning at around 3am in Doornkop, Soweto.

During search and rescue operation firefighters recovered a body of a 26-year-old man who succumbed to smoke inhalation and was confirmed dead on scene, no other injuries were reported while the cause of the incident is still under investigations

“City of Johannesburg Emergency Management Services have already recorded a number of fire incidents this winter were lives were lost residents are encouraged to continue to look after all heating devices while in use not to leave them unattended so that we can prevent fire incidents at home. As part of our efforts to reduce fire incidents and fatalities this winter the City of Johannesburg Emergency Management Services Public Education Unit (Pier) will be conducting a Door to Door Campaign at Msawawa Informal Settlement in Kya Sands this morning,” said Johannesburg Emergency Management Services’ spokesperson Robert Mulaudzi.

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