Fire destroys 600 shacks

  • Two people died and 600 shacks were destroyed in the Cape Winelands after a fire ripped through an informal settlement, a fire services official said on Friday. (Francois, Malherbe)
  • The blaze spread rapidly across a large area in Kayamandi , in Stellenbosch, in the early hours of Friday.(Lumko Jimlongo, Twitter)
  • Six hundred shacks were destroyed and 2 500 people left homeless. (Lumko Jimlongo, Twitter)
  • Shack fires are common in the Cape Town area, spreading quickly through the tightly packed shack areas and often fanned by strong winds. (Lumko Jimlongo, Twitter)
  • (Lumko Jimlongo, Twitter)