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Shacks gutted in Pretoria fire

2012-05-29 17:36

Johannesburg - A number of shacks were gutted in the Plastic View informal settlement in Moreleta Park, Pretoria on Tuesday, paramedics said.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Jeffrey Wicks said information suggested that a candle may have sparked the fire, which spread quickly and razed several shacks to the ground.

"No injuries or fatalities have been reported."

Tshwane emergency services spokesperson Johan Pieterse said four shacks had burnt to the ground.

"There was a lot of smoke but no one was treated medically at the scene."

It was difficult to determine the exact cause of the fire but investigations were continuing, Pieterse said.

Comments
  • PvdLK - 2012-05-30 09:14

    And the Fire Dept will send the bill where??

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