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07 July 2011

Woman dies in Pretoria house fire

A 25-year-old woman has died in a house fire in Pretoria Gardens.

Paramedics arrived on the scene on Thursday morning to find the building well alight and two women lying in the driveway.

Netcare 911’s Jeff Wicks said while they were unable to save one of them, the other has been taken to the hospital.

“The elderly woman sustained smoke inhalation and was in a serious condition. She was treated and stabilised at the roadside before she was transported to the Steve Biko Academic Hospital,” he said.

On Wednesday night, a five-year-old boy died and three others were treated for smoke inhalation after a house in Springs caught fire.