Five family members have been killed in a house fire in Pretoria West in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Two people managed to escape the blaze.

The cause of the fire is still being investigated by fire safety officers and law enforcement agencies.

Tshwane emergency services spokesperson Thabo Mabaso says, “Two family members, a mother aged 45-years and a male child aged three years escaped a house fire with minor injuries as five family members perished in the blaze that occurred in Pretoria West in the early hours of 10 November 2021.”

“The first firefighting unit to arrive on the scene found the house fully engulfed by fire, with parts of the roof having collapsed. They were informed by bystanders that about five people are still trapped inside the house. The five deceased included, four males aged 6, 18, 22 and 24 years and a female aged 46 years,” says Mabaso.

The video below is reporting on the fire incident: