Six-Year-Old Boy Dies in House Fire


According to reports, on Thursday morning a six-year-old boy died in a house fire in Steenberg.

Jermaine Carelse, the spokesperson for the City of Cape Town’s Fire and Rescue Services said they arrived at the scene in Symphony Avenue at 8:16 am.

Upon arrival at the scene in Lakeside, they found several informal and formal structures on fire and one person had been reported missing.

According to News 24, Carelse added that two informal structures and three formal houses were damaged. The body of the boy was recovered after search and rescue operations were conducted.

The fire was extinguished at 9:35 am, the cause of the fire is still unclear.