Pet dog dies in Sea Point apartment block blaze

Gordon_R

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https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/pet-dog-dies-in-sea-point-apartment-block-blaze-20190206

A Sea Point apartment was destroyed in a high-rise fire that was put out before it spread to the rest of the building on Wednesday.

No people were injured, but a Yorkshire terrier died in the blaze.

Three fire engines were present outside the apartment block when News24 arrived on the scene on Holmfirth Street, off Sea Point Main Road.
Body corporate chairperson Jacques Weber said the fire had broken out quickly and that residents were evacuated with the help of the building's security guards.

They had also moved their cars to make way for the firefighters.

He praised the fire department, who were there quickly.

"Their first truck was here within no less than about four minutes, so just well done to the City of Cape Town fire services," he said.

One unit had been destroyed, but nobody was injured.
 

ToxicBunny

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Shame, poor dog :(...

Glad nobody was injured though... and good response from the fire department.
 

Gordon_R

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Fortunately only one apartment was damaged. Imagine if there had been plastic cladding around the outside, like the Grenfell Tower in London.
 

Sean008

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Sure a Yorkie is a tiny dog but why would you live in such a place with a pet?
Surely you’re trolling now ! I’ll bite :
Not everyone can afford a big house with a big stand.
Not everyone wants a big house with a big stand.
A Yorkie is a perfect ‘apartment’ dog
Lots of people choose apartment living

RIP to the little doggie. Fortunately, no other animals or humans where hurt
 

Slootvreter

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Surely you’re trolling now ! I’ll bite :
Not everyone can afford a big house with a big stand.
Not everyone wants a big house with a big stand.
A Yorkie is a perfect ‘apartment’ dog
Lots of people choose apartment living

RIP to the little doggie. Fortunately, no other animals or humans where hurt
It's possible that the flat is not really that small.
 
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