Couple escapes home fire, dog injured

2015-06-11 06:00

AN elderly couple’s Oslo Beach home was left guttered after a raging fire on Friday morning.

The couple escaped injury but their pet dog had to be transported to a vet for treatment.

The couple was reportedly in the house when the fire started, but managed to safely escape.

Emergency services, including the police, Hibiscus Coast Fire Department and paramedics from KZN Emergency Medical Services responded to the fire.

Fire fighters managed to bring the fire under control however, the fire had caused massive damage to the building.

“Paramedics examined the elderly man, but he decided that he did not wish to go to hospital.

“The family’s dog was injured and was rushed to the vet, where it is receiving treatment,” said KZN EMS spokesperson Rob McKenzie­.

Unconfirmed reports indicate that the fire might have started due to an electrical fault.

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