Fire destroys bookstore at Walvis Bay area school – Latest News

Firefighters from the Walvis Bay Fire Department had to travel about 50 kilometers to Utuseb, located southeast of Walvis Bay, on Thursday night to respond to a fire at JP Brand Primary School.

According to Acting Fire Chief David Ndjuluwa, police notified the city fire station about the fire at around 8.10pm and in response, firefighting vehicles were dispatched to the school.

“It was a wooden structure where the school keeps the books and where the students watch television. That’s why it burned so quickly,” Ndjuluwa said.

“We found it completely burned. The children have already been evacuated and gathered in a place with their belongings.

Luckily it did not spread to the buildings. “We stayed there for about an hour to make sure the fire was completely out,” he said.

The school children were watching television when they smelled smoke.

One of the children picked up a book and noticed that there was a fire under a stack of books.

No injuries reported

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