Cape Town fire destroys shacks

2011-01-31 10:42

A fire that started early this morning destroyed 11 shacks and displaced 20 people in a Cape Town informal settlement, the city’s Disaster Risk Management Centre said.

“Eleven shacks were burned down in Nyanga informal settlement and 20 people – 17 adults and three babies were displaced... No one was injured,” spokesman Wilfred Solomons said.

The cause of the fire was still unknown, but was being investigated.

It began around 5am and was under control by 6am.

Food parcels, blankets, baby packs and building materials were distributed to affected residents.

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