Woman dies in Bonteheuwel blaze

A woman sustained fatal burn wounds in Bonteheuwel Avenue in the early hours of this morning.

The fire and rescue services dispatched three firefighting appliances, a rescue vehicle and 14 staff members to the scene.

When they arrived at the house, they were told that one person was missing. A firefighting and search operation ensued.

Fire and rescue services spokesperson, Jermaine Carelse, said: “The fire was extinguished at 2.45am. One adult female sustained fatal burn wounds.”

The cause of the fire will be investigated.