Arson suspected in Cape Town fire

2013-07-28 22:25

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Cape Town - Arson is suspected in a fire which damaged a house in Philippi, a Cape Town official said on Sunday.

The fire affected a low-cost house in Roos Street around 20:30 on Saturday, said disaster risk management centre head Wilfred Solomons-Johannes.

"Firefighters arrived to find that the dwelling was already extinguished by a member of the public with a garden hose," he said.

Damage to the house was estimated to be around R40 000.

The city's fire and rescue services were investigating a case of arson.

The affected family was given food, blankets and clothing.

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