Photos from JHB West Responders’s post
At just before 8pm this evening JHB West Responders was alerted of a fire at a block of flats on Goldman Street in Florida.
Our senior member who was enroute to another incident diverted to the fire.
Upon arrival the fire was engulfing a large section of the block of flats. Members from Emergency Control SA were already on scene and fighting the fire from the rear with firefighting equipment.
Fire engines arrived within a few minutes and started to extinguish the fire from the front of the property.
Reports from scene were that 3 children were trapped in the burning building. Fire fighters cleared through the entire building and found one body.
After investigation the 3 children were found safe but unfortunately an 8 year old boy had succumbed to the fire and passed away.
JHB West Responders would like to pass on our condolences to the family and friends of the little boy who lost his life tonight.
Thank you to all who headed the call for assistance and came to assist on scene
South African Police Service
Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department – JMPD
City of Joburg EMS
ER24 EMS (Pty) Ltd.
Quick Response Service – QRS
TAU Protection Services
M33 – First Responder
APCAN Security Group
Emergency Control SA / Jhb West
AfriForum JHB West
Florida & Florida Park Community Forum
Florida CPF – Sector 2
ICE Community Policing
Sophiatown Neighbourhood Watch
Flomotion Victim Empowerment Programme
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