A Johannesburg man has called for an audit on the city’s fire stations. This comes after his Porsche and Land Rover burned in his garage while he waited for the fire brigade to show up.
News24 reports that Ananad Moodlier’s helper, who lives in an apartment on top of his garage, phoned him during the early hours of the morning to say that she could smell something burning.
On his security cameras he could see the smoke coming out of the garage. He then tried to use a fire extinguisher to stop the fire from spreading, but it was too big already.
That’s when he phoned the local fire brigade with the hope that they would arrive and extinguish the flames. After 10 calls made to the their local station, Moodlier and his family soon realised that no one was coming to help them.
Moodlier then rushed to the Grayston fire station, that’s less than two kilometres away from his home, to enlist their help. On his arrival he was told by a security guard that the station is closed and no one there would be able to assist him.
Desperate for help, he then drove to the fire station in Alexandra and told them of his emergency. The Alexandra fire brigade then sprang into action and extinguished the fire.
Moodlier told News24 that he wanted to raise an alarm regarding the lack of service because "what if it happens to someone else and there are people trapped inside?"
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