Toddler dies in shack fire

2010-05-20 10:20

Johannesburg - A 2-year-old girl died in a shack fire in Ivory Park near Tembisa north of Johannesburg, emergency services said on Thursday.

Spokesperson Percy Morokane said the baby died from severe burns when the shack caught fire on Wednesday night.

Her older siblings, a girl and a boy, aged six and 14, were taken to the Tembisa Hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.

Their father suffered minor burns to the left arm.

The cause of the fire that gutted the family shack in Extension 2, Ivory Park, was not known.