Armed response officer battles fire

2016-06-07 06:00

A BLUE Security armed response officer battled a blaze in Cato Road in Kloof saving a nearby building from catching on fire.

Blue Security operations manager Brian Jackson said the armed response officer had responded to the scene at around 10.42am on Thursday after a security guard in the street informed him via radio that there was smoke coming from the back of the property.

“When he arrived he found a wooden Wendy Hut on fire and immediately connected a hosepipe to the garden tap to douse the flames which had unfortunately already razed the structure to the ground,” he said.

“He managed to douse the flames, but the fire was still smouldering when the fire department arrived to take over at the scene,” he said.

Jackson said the officer’s quick thinking to contain the blaze had saved it from spreading to a nearby servant’s quarters.

“Just the window panes had cracked from the heat of the fire but no serious damage was done to the nearby building and there were no injuries reported,” he said.

“Our officer is commended for his swift response and for taking immediate action above and beyond the call of duty at the scene in an effective effort to limit the damages to the resident’s property.” - Supplied

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