Two dead in Joburg house fire

2010-07-19 11:44

Two children, aged two and four, have died in a house fire in Norwood and their mother is feared dead.

“After the fire was contained, the double-storey house was declared unsafe so we could not go in and look for the mother,” said emergency services spokesperson Percy Morokane.

“The search would resume later today.”

The father was found outside the home uninjured.

“We do not know where he was when the fire started. It will be looked into by police.”

Morokane said it was unclear how the fire started.

“Neighbours and a security guard said they heard an explosion so we are not sure right now. Police will investigate.”

The blaze was reported at 9.30pm last night.

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