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  • Another house fire north of Johannesburg – is there a ‘lone arsonist’?

    Another house fire north of Johannesburg – is there a ‘lone arsonist’?

    Following news of an alleged lone arsonist, another house in northern Johannesburg caught alight. eBlockwatch’s Andre Snyman says that the housefire on Friday, 27 May, in Hurlingham could not be ruled out as being linked to the arson attacks.

    The house was inspected by Snyman

    Snyman revealed that he inspected the house and had not seen any evidence of a lone arsonist. He explained where the room had been burnt but emphasised that it cannot be known if it was an arsonist who caused the fire.

    “The room that was burnt was very close to the neighbour’s side but you will never know if it is an arsonist,”

    he said.

    However, Snyman did say that they were not ruling out anything. He explained that it was suspicious that the fire occurred when the residents of the house were not at home.

    A reward for the ‘lone arsonist’ is still out

    He pointed out on Facebook that the house was in close proximity to the other homes that had been set alight. Snyman requested that other residents in the area who have security cameras check the footage, reports TimesLIVE.

    “The one room was burnt slightly, the fire guys got here quickly. There is still a R100 000 reward and all the security companies are very keen to catch this guy,”

    he said.

    ‘13 homes over 12 months’ – alleged arsonist burning houses in Joburg

    It was previously reported that posts on social media have claimed that there is an alleged ‘lone arsonist’ in Hyde Park, Illovo and Dunkeld in Johannesburg. From what’s been posted, it seems the unknown individual breaks into homes.

    Posts on social media have claimed that there is an alleged ‘lone arsonist’ in Hyde Park, Illovo and Dunkeld in Johannesburg. From what’s been posted, it seems the unknown individual breaks into homes.

    Founder and head of eBlockwatch Andre Snyman shared that he was alerted to suspicions of an arsonist. He had been asked to not make any information public by both insurance companies and investigators who “want to catch the guy”. Read the full story here.

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