A house fire in Beacon Valley, Cape Town, claimed the life of a seven-year-old girl in the early hours of Sunday morning.
As reported by EWN, the city’s Fire & Rescue Service spokesperson, Jermaine Carelse, said they responded to the fire shortly before midnight. Carelse said the fire gutted the house, and adjacent properties were also damaged.
“Two adults who suffered smoke inhalation and a child who sustained second-degree burn wounds were transported to the hospital. The girl, whose body was found in one of the bedrooms in the house, is believed to have been 7 years old.”
The fire was extinguished in the early hours of Sunday morning.
The cause of the fire is unknown at this stage, and the case has been handed over to the police for investigation.
Our sincerest condolences go out to the family.