Visually impaired 69-year-old pensioner was rescued from the flames which overtook her home in Redcliffe, north of Durban, on Thursday, 1st of October.
According to Reaction Unit SA (Rusa) spokesperson Prem Balram, after receiving a calls from residents who reported that a house was on fire, a team was immediately dispatched to the location.
Balram narrated that the team entered the 69-year-old woman’s home, found their way through the thick smoke until they found her lying on the floor of her bathroom.
“While responding to the scene, Rusa officers received an update that an elderly woman was trapped in the house. Other officers attempted to remove the bedroom windows to assist with the extrication of the woman. However, they were secured with burglar bars. After being removed from the residence, medics treated her for smoke inhalation,”
However, he indicated that the cause of the fire is not known yet.