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3 treated after Free State fire

2012-07-27 16:17

Bloemfontein - Three people received medical attention after a fire at the Tempe military support base in Bloemfontein on Friday.

Mangaung fire brigade spokesperson Braam van Zyl said firemen were called to the scene at 08:00. The flames were extinguished by 11:00.

The fire apparently started on the top floor of a three storey building used as living quarters for soldiers, and destroyed most of it.

The three injured people were believed to be members of 44 Parachute Regiment.

Spokesperson at 3 Military Hospital, Major Rina Coetzee said two people arrived at the hospital by ambulance.

One was treated for smoke inhalation and discharged. A third individual was in a stable condition after undergoing surgery in the morning, Coetzee said.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known.