Seconds from Disaster

Carl 'Houdini' Morris Chalet Fire


Had ‘Houdini’ fallen asleep, there would have been no escaping death.


Situated in his guest lodge in the adventure state of Clarens, South Africa during the winter months, Carl lit the wood-burner for warmth. Little did Carl know that the lodge had recently undergone a refurbishment and the asbestos protecting the thatch roof had not been replaced, resulting in the heat setting the thatch on fire. With seconds, the lodge was engulfed but ‘Houdini’ escaped through the window.

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