01OCT

[HILLBROW] – Building fire leaves six injured

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Six people were injured this afternoon, including four children, after a fire broke out in a block of flats on Claim Street in Hillbrow, Johannesburg.

ER24 paramedics, along with Fire services, arrived on the scene and found two floors of the flats well alight. Several occupants from the flats were found walking around on the sidewalk.
Fire services immediately began to battle the blaze while paramedics assessed the patients on the scene.
On assessment, paramedics found that two adults and four children had suffer minor to mild smoke inhalation. Fortunately, no serious or fatal injuries were reported on the scene.
Paramedics treated the patients and thereafter transported them to various hospitals including Johannesburg General Hospital.
Fire services were able to extinguish the blaze shortly after their arrival.
The cause of the fire is not yet known but local authorities were on scene for further investigations.

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