A student sustained burns and another person suffered from smoke inhalation when a fire broke out in an apartment block in Camps Bay on Sunday afternoon, Western Cape paramedics said.
“It is believed that a young male student who was the sole occupant of the apartment, allegedly fell asleep with a cigarette,” said Netcare 911 spokeswoman Lauren Copley.
“Several Metro fire and rescue vehicles also rushed to the scene to extinguish the fire, which entirely gutted at least one apartment in which the student was staying.”
Paramedics said the man sustained first degree burns to the neck, while another person, believed to be a neighbour, was treated for smoke inhalation.
The student was stabilised on the scene on Geneva Drive before being taken to hospital. - Sapa