North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo has urged members of the public to be extra-careful with fire during this winter season to help prevent winter-related home fires.
Mahumapelo was reacting to reports that fire gutted a house causing substantial damage in Riviera Park Mahikeng this morning.
He says people are at greater risk of fire during the winter season.
“We urge our people to invest in a fire extinguisher so that they can quickly put out fire before it causes more damage. Children must not be left unattended around fires. People must also be extra-careful when using candles and paraffin,” warned Mahumapelo.
The number of fire-related accidents is usually significantly high in the province during winter.
Mahumalepo advises people to make sure that they switch off electrical appliances when they leave their homes and ensure that fires and candles are put out.