Woman, 86, dies in old age home fire

2012-06-14 09:03
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Fire at Kleinmond old age home

A fire broke out at the Gerimed old age home in Kleinmond in the Western Cape. Due to speedy response by management only one person died and nobody was injured.

Cape Town - An 86-year-old woman was killed in a fire at a Kleinmond retirement home in the Western Cape, it was reported on Thursday.

The Cape Times reported that the fire broke out in Sophia Rautenbach's flat at the Gerimed Private Home for the Aged around 01:00 on Wednesday.

She died before she could be evacuated.

Gerimed co-owner Carel Pieterse told the newspaper eight of 26 flats were badly damaged but they managed to evacuate 32 occupants quickly.

"The head of Kleinmond fire services commended us for our quick evacuation of the inhabitants."
The cause of the fire was being investigated.

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