JOHANNESBURG – Investigations are underway to determine the cause of a fire which left a one-year-old child dead in Mayfair West.
Emergency services say that the parents managed to escape the flat unit unharmed but couldn’t rescue their toddler due to the strong blaze.
Spokesperson Nana Radebe says that the fire was contained before it could spread to other units.
“The parents managed to get out just as the fire started and they were looking around for the child but they could not find the child. When we started extinguishing the fire, we also managed to find the child.”