Fires wreak havoc

In another incident in Walvis Bay, a 24-year-old man set his 53-year-old mother's shack on fire.

25 June 2020 | Disasters

ELLANIE SMIT

WINDHOEK



Fifteen shacks and two houses were destroyed by a fire this past weekend in Mondesa, Swakopmund.

On Friday afternoon, a fire started in Robbie Savage Street in a backyard shack and spread to two houses. A total of 12 shacks and two houses were razed to the ground and a third house was partly damaged.

According to the police, the fire was spurred on by a strong wind.

The cause of the fire is unknown and the value of the damage is yet to be determined. No injuries were reported.



Another Mondesa fire

In a separate incident on Saturday, a fire started in a backyard shack in Ongulumbashe Street in Mondesa. The fire spread to two shacks and all three, along with their contents, burnt down.

According to the police, part of the main house also burnt.

The value of the damages is not yet been confirmed and the cause of the fire is also unknown. No injuries were reported.



Man sets shack alight

Meanwhile, in another incident in Walvis Bay, a 24-year-old man set his 53-year-old mother's shack on fire and it burnt down with all its contents.

The estimated damage is N$5 000. The man apparently also threatened to kill his mother.

He has been arrested. At Eenhana, a six-month-old baby girl burnt to death inside her mother's house on Friday morning.

The cause of the fire is suspected to be informal electrical wiring.

Meanwhile, three men were also arrested over the weekend in the Erongo Region for possession of and/or dealing in drugs such as cocaine and cannabis, valued at N$20 450.

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