Wednesday 3 July 2019, Riga Rescue responded to a call from Namola Watch about a house fire in the Linden area – within a couple of minutes, Riga Rescue arrived on the scene.
Responders used forcible entry to access the home; ensuring no people were trapped inside, removing as many household items as possible, while looking for gas bottles and other possible accelerants.
Upon the arrival of the City of Johannesburg fire-engine, the home was engulfed in flames. Riga Rescue and the City of Johannesburg firefighters worked together to extinguish the blaze – unfortunately, the home sustained extensive structural damage.
Thank you to Emer-G-Med and other emergency services for being on standby to assist.
Riga Rescue on scene in Linden, 3 July 2019