Sara Jane Smith, NSRI St Francis Bay station commander, said:
At 20h10, Thursday, 21st June, NSRI St Francis Bay crew were activated following reports of a house alight in Cape St Francis.
Our NSRI crew responded to assist and local community members, local community volunteer groups, St Francis Disaster Volunteer Group, responded and the Kouga St Francis Fire and Rescue Services responded dispatching 3 fire tenders.
On arrival on the scene a residential house was found to be well ablaze and the family of 4, who were in the house at the time, had escaped and they were not injured.
Efforts to save the fire spreading were employed and Fire and Rescue Services extinguished the blaze but sadly the house has been gutted and raised to the ground.
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