MEC to visit Overcome Heights following fire

2018-10-26 10:18
About 500 wood and iron structures were affected by the fire.

About 500 wood and iron structures were affected by the fire.

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Bonginkosi Madikizela, MEC for Human Settlements is expected to visiting Overcome heights this morning following a raging fire that left several people homeless last night.

The fire took over seven hours to extinguish due to strong winds, and no easy access to the area. Three of the City’s fire trucks had tyre punctures, hampering the efforts to stop the raging fires. The cause of the fire is unknown at this stage.

Edward Bosch, divisional commander for Fire and Rescue, says about 500 wood and iron structures were affected. “The number of people displaced will be verified by Disaster Risk Management this morning. All occupants were accounted for,” he says.

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