Saturday, March 2, 2013

Fire destroys 60 shacks in Cape

Cape Town - A fire broke at the Dakela informal settlement near Milnerton destroying 60 shacks early on Saturday morning, the City of Cape Town said.

Disaster Risk Management Centre spokesman Wilfred Solomons-Johannes, said 100 people were left homeless.

“After three hours firefighters managed to extinguish the blaze applying fire suppression.”

He said no injuries were reported.

“The City's disaster response teams will during the course of the day assist with the supply of food parcels, blankets, baby packs, clothing and building material.”

The cause of the fire was not known. - Sapa

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