Baby killed in Cape Town fire

2016-12-12 21:47
Fire engine. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

Fire engine. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

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Cape Town - A baby was killed and four adults were injured in an early morning fire in Lotus River on Monday, Cape Town Fire and Rescue Services said.

Spokesperson Liesl Moodie said firefighters responded to the blaze at the residence shortly before 04:00.

“One infant sustained fatal burn wounds. Four adults were injured – two males and two females, one of whom sustained second-degree burn wounds,” she said.

The cause of the fire had not yet been determined. Police were investigating.

Moodie said 26 people were displaced by the blaze.

The city’s disaster risk management centre finalised its assessment and activated the South African Red Cross Society to provide humanitarian relief to those affected.

 

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