Man killed in N Cape shack fire

2012-08-04 14:11

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Johannesburg - A man was killed in a shack fire at the Galeshewe informal settlement near Kimberley in the Northern Cape on Saturday, paramedics said.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Jeffrey Wicks said the incident happened in the early hours of the morning and the cause of the fire was not known.

"Common cause information indicates that a heating device may have started the blaze, which quickly razed the structure to the ground," he said

Wicks said that when paramedics arrived at the scene they found that the fire had been extinguished.

Paramedics then discovered the charred remains of the man's body.

No one else was injured in the fire.

Police were investigating the cause of the fire.

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