15 lose homes in Delph St fire

Fifteen persons lost their homes after a fire ravaged a Delph Street, Campbellville house yesterday afternoon.

The fire, which started between 3.30 pm and 3.45 pm, originated in the living room of the top flat of the two-storey Lot 27 Delph Street house.

The Delph Street house still smoking yesterday after the fire was put out

The Delph Street house still smoking yesterday after the fire was put out

The fire service responded shortly after but was unable to contain the flames that gutted the entire upstairs and severely damaged the lower flats.

An electrical fault is the suspected cause.

The fire was first noticed by neighbour Kamlesh Katri, who said that his wife smelled smoke and asked him if he did too. This prompted them to both look out the window at the front of their house and they noticed smoke coming from the upstairs of the house across the street.

Katri said he ordered his wife to call the fire service while he went over to notify the occupants.

Adesh Rampertab, son of the proprietor Pamela Rampertab, 55, was in the yard plying his trade …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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