14 shacks burn down in Western Cape

2011-09-02 15:42

Johannesburg - Fourteen shacks burnt down at Vygieskraal, in Athlone, Delft in Cape Town, and Boystown, Gugulethu, early on Friday morning, the Western Cape disaster management service said.

"Ten shacks burnt down, leaving 20 people displaced, at Vygieskraal just before 05:00," said spokesperson Wilfred Solomons-Johannes.

Another two shacks burnt down at Boystown, and two more shacks and a formal house burnt down in Delft, he said.

The cause of the fires had not been determined and no one had been injured.

"The fires are all out now and we have been delivering humanitarian aid to those affected by the fire," said Solomons-Johannes.