BREAKING: Lucky escape after fire breaks out in Fichardtpark hostel

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Two people escaped serious injury this afternoon after a fire broke out at a school hostel on Gustaf Cresent in Fichardpark in the Free State.

ER24 paramedics, along with Fire Services, arrived on the scene at the hostel and were immediately left to the rooms where the fire had broken out. Fire services quickly extinguished the blaze which broke out in only one room.

ER24 paramedics assessed a girl as well as a teacher and found that they had both sustained minor smoke inhalation. Both patients declined transportation to hospital.

The cause of the fire is not yet known but local authorities were on the scene to begin their investigations.

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