Marizka Coetzer
1 minute read
11 Oct 2019
11:48 am

Child reported missing after house fire in Pretoria

Marizka Coetzer

While searching for the missing child, firefighters found the charred remains of a 27-year-old man.

A domestic worker alerted authorities to a devastating house fire on Friday morning in Pretoria North. Images: Pretoria North Rekord

One person has died and a nine-year-old child is missing following a house fire in Wolmer, north of Pretoria, on Friday morning, reports Pretoria North Rekord.

“A five-room house completely burned down. One male, 27, was found deceased and burned beyond recognition,” Charles Mabaso, spokesperson for Tshwane EMS said.

When Tshwane ESM arrived on the scene, firefighters found the house on fire and the roof already collapsed.

What remains of the burnt house in Wolmer.

“A domestic worker says she came out of her back room to find the house completely engulfed by fire. She screamed for someone to call the fire brigade.
A nearby shop owner then called for help”.

“It was claimed that a nine-year-old child was missing, but firefighters only discovered the charred body of a 27-year-old male”.

Mabasa said the cause of the fire was unknown and was the subject of investigation.

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