Five children injured in fire at school in Industria

25 January 2017 - 16:18 By TMG Digital

Five children were injured on Wednesday afternoon after a fire broke out in a storeroom in a school in Industria‚ Johannesburg‚ emergency services said.

ER24 spokesman Russel Meiring said that ER24 paramedics‚ along with the fire services‚ had arrived on the scene and found that a small storeroom had caught alight. Scholars and teachers had already begun to evacuate from the premises.

“Fire services began to extinguish the blaze with ER24 paramedics began to assess the children.

“Five children‚ aged between 13 and 15‚ were found to have been suffering from minor smoke inhalation. Fortunately‚ no serious or fatal injuries were reported on the scene‚” Meiring said.

Two of the children were transported to a nearby hospital for further treatment while the remaining patients declined further treatment‚ he said‚ adding that fire services were able to quickly extinguish the blaze.

“The cause of the fire is not yet known but local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.”