Boy (5) dies in Atlantis house fire

The boy was killed when an aggressive fire destroyed a Witsand home and a backyard dwelling.

The boy was killed when an aggressive fire destroyed a Witsand home and a backyard dwelling. Picture: EWN.

CAPE TOWN - A five-year-old boy has died and three others have sustained burns during a fire, which gutted their home near Atlantis.

A pregnant woman was also hospitalised for smoke inhalation.

The fire destroyed the house and a backyard dwelling in Witsand on Saturday night.

Cape Town Disaster Risk Management's Wilfred Solomons-Johannes says, "The local disaster management team from Atlantis has been despatched to assist the families who have lost all their personal belongings and also to assist in the tragic loss of the five-year-old boy."