Residents homeless as 20 shacks go up in smoke

2010-01-13 09:25

TWENTY shacks in Alexandra, Gauteng, were burnt to the ground in

the early hours of this morning, paramedics have said.

“More than 60 people have been left homeless because of this fire,”

said Johannesburg Emergency Medical Services spokesperson Percy Morokane.

The fire began on the corner of 8th and Sebourne avenue after

midnight and blazed for about an hour before being put it out.

Fire safety officers are inspecting the scene to find the cause of

the blaze and the extent of the damage.

Disaster management officials are currently making alternative

housing arrangements for those who have been left homeless due to the fire.


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