Woman critical after escaping fire

Johannesburg - A woman is in a critical condition after a gas cylinder exploded inside her home in Bryanston, north of Johannesburg, causing a fire, paramedics said on Saturday.

Paramedics found the woman outside her house just after 5am, Netcare911 spokeswoman Santi Steinmann said.

Four people have been killed in a veld fire near Harrismith in the Free State, Working on Fire (WoF) said. File photo: Henk Kruger. Credit: INLSA

She was treated on the scene before being taken to a nearby hospital. - Sapa