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ALEX RESIDENTS RELIVE SCENES OF CHAOS AFTER DEADLY FIRE

Masego Rahlaga | about an hour ago JOHANNESBURG - Alexandra residents have described scenes of chaos as they tried to extinguish a raging fire that’s left more than 100 families homeless. A 16-month-old baby boy died in the blaze on Saturday night. Preliminary investigations suggest an electric stove in one of the homes caused the fire. The stench of smoke still hangs in the air as hundreds of people try to salvage what's left of their belongings. Many have described frightening scenes as the fire moved rapidly from home to home. One man says he is grateful he was able to save important documents. “I was going out to buy some bread, when I stepped outside I saw the flame and I ran back into my house. I just took important papers, my certificate and ID.” Another resident says she is still very shaken. “It was terrible the way the fire started. When people looked at it, it was uncontrollable and so we were all just running to save our lives.” Emergency services officials are there and are providing bread and tea for those affected by the fire.

Masego Rahlaga | about an hour ago
JOHANNESBURG – Alexandra residents have described scenes of chaos as they tried to extinguish a raging fire that’s left more than 100 families homeless.
A 16-month-old baby boy died in the blaze on Saturday night.
Preliminary investigations suggest an electric stove in one of the homes caused the fire.
The stench of smoke still hangs in the air as hundreds of people try to salvage what’s left of their belongings.
Many have described frightening scenes as the fire moved rapidly from home to home.
One man says he is grateful he was able to save important documents.
“I was going out to buy some bread, when I stepped outside I saw the flame and I ran back into my house. I just took important papers, my certificate and ID.”
Another resident says she is still very shaken.
“It was terrible the way the fire started. When people looked at it, it was uncontrollable and so we were all just running to save our lives.”
Emergency services officials are there and are providing bread and tea for those affected by the fire.

JOHANNESBURG – Alexandra residents have described scenes of chaos as they tried to extinguish a raging fire that’s left more than 100 families homeless.

A 16-month-old baby boy died in the blaze on Saturday night.

Preliminary investigations suggest an electric stove in one of the homes caused the fire.

The stench of smoke still hangs in the air as hundreds of people try to salvage what’s left of their belongings.

Many have described frightening scenes as the fire moved rapidly from home to home.

One man says he is grateful he was able to save important documents.

“I was going out to buy some bread, when I stepped outside I saw the flame and I ran back into my house. I just took important papers, my certificate and ID.”

Another resident says she is still very shaken.

“It was terrible the way the fire started. When people looked at it, it was uncontrollable and so we were all just running to save our lives.”

Emergency services officials are there and are providing bread and tea for those affected by the fire.

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