Fears that a light aircraft might have crashed in the Hochland Park neighbourhood of Windhoek had the Emergency Services scrambling to the scene in great haste.
Upon their arrival on the scene it was quickly established that the smoke some people in the neighbourhood saw was coming from a house that caught fire by other means.
According to one of the first responders on the scene the house belongs to the Minister of Higher Education, Training and Innovation, Dr. Itah Kandjii-Murangi, who is currently is the north of Namibia.
“At this stage we don’t know what the actual cause of the fire is but the people that were inside managed to flee to safety before the flames got out of control.”
The flames spread fast and the fire got out of control quickly. Even though the Fire Brigade battled the blaze most of the roof and everything inside was destroyed.
Fire fighters were on the scene for quite some time after the blaze was extinguished to prevent the fire from starting again and spreading to neighbouring houses.