With regards to the fire at a house in Steynsrust yesterday (For safety and security reasons, we will not be posting any photo’s of this incident). Well done to the HCW radio user who called in to the HCW control room so that we were able to swiftly call the fire services.
We would first of all like to thank and congratulate the fire department on the way in which they managed to contain the fire within the garage area with little effect on the main house itself.
Whilst some of the NHW’s directed traffic in the street, the HCW/Vetus Schola members were on scene spraying down the neighboring house to ensure that it did not catch alight until such time as the fire department arrived on scene.
Once the fire department had put the fire out, the HCW/Vetus Schola members together with the fire department swept out hundreds and hundreds of liters of water out of the house to alleviate any damage to floors and carpets.
The HCW and Vetus teams stayed on scene until the fire department left where after they then arranged for a construction specialist to come and seal up the house to ensure the safety of the belongings. They then pointed out that there were a few roof tiles that have been damaged and said they would replace them as well to ensure that there would be no damage to the ceilings inside the house.
A very big well done and thank you to all who were involved in this terrible incident.