Emergency services have confirmed that no one was harmed after a fire that ripped through the Cape Town home of local filmmaker, Craig Foster, on Thursday.
The renowned filmmaker is best known for his 2021 Academy Award winning documentary, My Octopus Teacher.
It’s believed that neither Foster, nor his wife, fellow filmmaker Swati Thiyagarajan, were home at the time of the blaze.
Fire, police and ambulance crews were called to the property in Murdoch Valley at 10am on Thursday morning.
Speaking to the Daily Maverick, local resident Matthew Steward, said the damage to the house was “pretty bad”.
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