Lions donate to shack fire victims
Families who lost their belongings in a recent blaze are set to benefit from a donation from a local charity.
07 July 2019 | Local News
Daniel Gurirab; Detective Chief Inspector; “No loss of life or serious injuries due to the fire were reported."
The Swakopmund Lions Club recently donated groceries valued at N$2 000 to several families who were left homeless after a fire in Mondesa's Single Quarters.
Hands of Hope received the donation, which included five bags of clothes, and will control its distribution to the shack victims in future.
According the Detective Chief Inspector Daniel Gurirab, the fire allegedly began in one of the shacks near Moshitila Apartments and spread to eight other shacks.
“It razed nine shacks. The incident occurred between 12:00 and 13:00 on 14 June and was attended to by members of the Namibian Police Force and Swakopmund Fire Brigade who extinguished the fire. No loss of life or serious injuries were reported despite the loss of property.”
Gurirab said that the cause of the fire is still unknown. “It is suspected that the owner of the shack where the fire started, forgot to switch off the stove after a power outage was experienced that morning. This may have resulted in the fire.”
Gurirab urged willing members of the public to make donations of any kind to the shack fire victims. “The owners of the destroyed dwellings will appreciate any assistance to rebuild their lives.”