House fire at Bridgewater

At around 11:00am this morning, CFS was alerted to a house fire on Omrah Street, Bridgewater.

Eight CFS fire trucks and three MFS fire trucks responded to the house fire which was almost fully involved upon arrival. Access initially could not be gained to the house which required defensive firefighting tactics from the outside of the property.

Crews managed to save a shed on the property housing an old collectible car. A neighbours’ house very close to the burning property was also saved from damage due to the actions of firefighting crews.

SAPOL and Fire Cause Unit investigators are currently in attendance. Cause of fire is currently unknown.

The house has been destroyed with damages are estimated at around $200,000.




2020-03-06 Kathy Baklan