Firefighter's quick thinking averts possible disaster in early morning Cape Town fire

2019-08-16 10:45
Firefighters extinguish the blaze in Samora Machel. (supplied)

Firefighters extinguish the blaze in Samora Machel. (supplied)

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The quick thinking of a firefighter saved lives and property on Friday morning when he left an accident scene to investigate a blaze he could see in the vicinity of Samora Machel, City of Cape Town fire services said.

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Spokesperson Jermaine Carelse said a fire crew from Gugulethu were responding to a pedestrian who had been knocked down in Duinefontein Road at about 06:40, when the firefighter noticed the flames.

"He decided to investigate that area and, upon arrival, found a double storey dwelling, informal structures and a motor vehicle alight. He immediately called upon more resources to assist.  

"The fire [in Coline Williams Street] was contained at 07:50. No injuries were reported and all persons were accounted for."

The fire was contained in just over an hour. (Supp

The fire was contained in just over an hour. (Supplied)

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