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Latest on St Francis Bay fire - arson now suspected for fire in St Francis Bay

Aug 24, 2019
Latest on St Francis Bay fire - arson now suspected for fire in St Francis Bay

St Francis Bay - Police in St Francis Bay are investigating a case of arson following a devastating fire that gutted 13 homes in the town on Thursday.

"Police are looking for two men, who are believed to have been calming bees with smoke when the fire broke out in St Francis Bay," described police spokesperson, Sergeant Majola Nkohli.

"On Thursday, around 1pm, a woman alleged that she saw two men with a beehive in the open field, behind Lyme Road North, St Francis Bay.

"She further said that one of the men was wearing a blue overall and another was pushing a bicycle. It is alleged that on seeing that a smoke was turning into fire, both men started running away."


Sgt Nkohli said that a team of fire fighters and volunteers managed to contain the blaze that left 13 houses affected.

"Police are urging anyone with information that could assist with their investigation to contact the investigating officer, Detective Warrant Officer Lwazi Solombela at 071 475 1831. The information may also be shared anonymously via Crime Stop 08600 10111."

Image: Disaster Volunteer Group

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