Child dies in Gugulethu fire

A child died in a house fire on Steve Biko Drive in Gugulethu yesterday.

Firefighters were called to the scene just after 3pm. Two fire engines, water tanker, a rescue vehicle with 14 staff members responded.

When they arrived, they were told that a person was trapped inside. They conducted a search of the first floor of the property and found a child who had sustained fatal burn wounds.

Two men sustained minor injuries and were treated on the scene.

The fire was extinguished just before 5pm.

The cause of the fire is being investigated.