Woman killed in Alberton fire

2012-02-25 14:00

Johannesburg - A woman was killed when her flat caught fire in Pieterse Street in Alberton, east of Johannesburg, paramedics said on Saturday.

The fire started in the apartment situated above shops on Friday night, Netcare 911 spokesperson Jeffrey Wicks said.

"The flat is occupied by a family of four and woken by the smoke, a man managed to run from the burning building with his two children," said Wicks.

"Flames had overrun the building and fire-fighters were hard at work battling the fire."

Another man was in a critical condition after trying to save the woman. He was taken to the Natalspruit State hospital.

  • Shirley - 2012-02-25 14:08

    How sad! Condolences to her family and the brave man who tried to rescue her-thank you! I hope you make a speedy rcovery. There are not many people who will run into a burning building for a stanger other than the brave fire fighters!

      Darren Strydom - 2012-02-25 16:34

      That brave man, is my brother. I am proud that Hero's still exist and I am related to one. Tiaan, ons is trots op jou dat jy in die gesig van gevaar jouself voor flamme gooi om ander se lewens te red. As ons land net meer mense soos jy gehad het...

      Shirley - 2012-02-25 16:39

      Darren: Please wish your brother a speedy recovery and tell him the world is a better place for him being in it! Wishing your family strength in this hard time!

  • Bernadette - 2012-02-27 19:36

    Thank you Tiaan for your assistance in trying to save my Mother,and i am very glad that you and your Family are okay and survived this terrible ordeal. My mothers husband was never admitted to hospital and is not in a critical condition he was only treated for surface burns.The cause of the fire still remains unknown, I hope you and your wife have been able to selvage some of your possessions. And thank you again.RIP Mommy.

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