Heater causes fire after outage

2008-04-18 00:00

AN Oribi Village resident in Pietermaritzburg has learnt a hard lesson after a bar heater, which she inadvertently left on during load shedding, set her bed on fire when the power came back on.

“Later, as I was walking down the road, I saw smoke coming from my house. I thought a stove, which was also left on, was the cause of the smoke. When I entered the house the smoke was thick and I couldn’t see where it was coming from at first and then discovered there was a fire in my bedroom,” said Brown.

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