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Fire leaves families homeless

2012-09-25 14:02

East London - At least 15 shacks at the Skiet informal settlement in Butterworth were destroyed by a fire, leaving several families homeless, Eastern Cape police said on Tuesday.

Captain Jackson Manatha said the fire started at about 21:30 on Monday.

"The cause of the fire has not yet been determined; no one was injured."

Manatha said it was not clear where the affected families were taken after the fire.