Twin toddlers are recovering in a local hospital after a brave domestic worker rescued them from a house fire in Durban North on Monday.


Yesterday morning Netcare 911 and the fire services responded to a house fire in Durban North. Exact detail to the cause of the fire is still speculative and will form part of the police investigation.

Marshall Security spokesperson Kyle van Reenen said that the alarm had been raised by neighbours, who had seen smoke billowing from the top storey of the home.

He said that medics and security officials had rushed to the scene.

“At this point in time it would appear that the fire was contained to a room on the second floor of the home… it was the room that the children were in,” he said.

He said that a domestic worker had braved the fire and managed to get inside the room to rescue the toddlers.

“She got inside the room and got the kids out. The children are in a critical, but stable condition, and were treated at the scene by paramedics from Netcare911,” he said.

The advanced Life support paramedics from Netcare and Crisis stabilised the critically injured children before they transported them to a local hospital for the care that they required.

The domestic worker sustained smoke inhalation injuries and minor burns. A Netcare ambulance crew treated her at the scene before they transported her to a Durban hospital too.

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Sources: Netcare911

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