Man dies, 8 displaced after Gauteng fire

2013-09-21 09:36
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Johannesburg - A man died after a fire ripped through an informal settlement near Riverlea on Saturday, Johannesburg emergency service said.

"The fire destroyed about six shacks and about eight people were displaced," said spokesperson Robert Mulaudzi.

The cause of the fire was unknown.

Mulaudzi urged residents to be cautious when using heating appliances, and to ensure that children were supervised when using them.

"Since it's the school holidays, parents must never leave young children using heaters, candles, paraffin stoves without adult supervision," he said.

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