Woman, 85, dies in gutted home

2012-03-11 21:46

Johannesburg - A 85-year-old woman died in a fire that gutted her home on a smallholding in North Riding, Johannesburg, on Sunday morning, paramedics said.

Firefighters entered the burning structure and found an elderly woman unconscious, Netcare 911 spokesperson Jeffrey Wicks said.

They pulled her from the house. She was in a critical condition, having suffered severe smoke inhalation.

"Her condition deteriorated drastically and paramedics were forced to initiate CPR. Sadly she died at the scene."

Her two dogs were also killed in the blaze.

No one else was in the house, said Wicks.

Police would investigate the cause of the fire.

  • Khomotso Motso Makwela - 2012-03-11 22:03

    May her soul RIP

  • godesha - 2012-03-12 06:30

    How sad. RIP.

  • Wilma Crous - 2012-03-12 07:24

    Sad that an 85 year old would be living alone ....

      Leonard Scannell - 2012-03-12 12:23

      She did not live alone read the bleed news paper for details

  • daniella.blazic - 2012-03-12 09:15

    RIP - condolences to friends and family

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  • Mable - 2012-03-26 08:51

    May her soul rest in peace.

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