Two critical after Joburg CBD fire

fire vehicle sirensTwo people were left in a critical condition after they were caught in a fire during the early hours of this morning.

Shortly after 6am paramedics from ER24 and the Johannesburg Fire Department were called to the scene in Bree Street where they found two people with severe burn injuries. One person was rushed off to the Charlotte Maxeke Hospital by local emergency service prior to ER24’s arrival.

Another person was found on the scene with critical injuries. Paramedics from ER24 stabilised the man and rushed him to Charlotte Maxeke Hospital for further care.

The exact cause for the fire is not yet known. Local authorities and emergency services attended the scene.

Werner Vermaak
ER24 Spokesperson

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