KwaZulu-Natal: At 06H00.Saturday morning, Netcare 911 responded to a house fire in Athlone, Durban North.
When medics arrived on scene, the house was well alight with smoke bellowing from the roof and windows.
A Marshall Security Armed Response Officer and Special Operations Team member entered the house and managed to rescue an adult female who had suffered smoke inhalation.
The Ethekwini Fire and Rescue Services managed to douse the flames, however most of the house had been destroyed in the inferno.
A post fire assessment had been done by the Durban Metropolitan Police Search and Rescue Unit and sadly an elderly male was sadly found deceased.
Circumstances leading up the the fire are not yet known, however the Greenwood Park SAPS was on scene and will be investigating further.
Our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased.