A woman died after a house caught fire in the early hours of Monday morning, 27 May 2019, in Bonteheuwel, Cape Town, the City of Cape Town's Fire and Rescue Services said. Fire and Rescue spokesperson, Jermaine Carelse, said they responded to the fire in Bonteheuwel Avenue at around 1h45. Carelse said three fire fighting appliances, a rescue vehicle and 14 staff members were dispatched. "Upon arrival it was confirmed that one person was still inside the dwelling. Fire fighting and search and rescue operations ensued simultaneously," he said. A woman was confirmed dead. The fire was extinguished at 2h45. The cause of the fire was unknown.
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