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Woman dies in fire at home

2012-12-02 16:46

Cape Town - A woman has been killed in a fire in Mitchell's Plain, the Cape Town disaster risk management centre said on Saturday.

Fifteen others were left homeless, spokesperson Wilfred Solomons-Johannes said in a statement.

He said the fire destroyed two houses and killed 45-year-old Eveline Levenberg. Solomons-Johannes said the fire started in Levenberg's house on Saturday and then spread to the neighbouring house.

"The city's building inspectorate declared both dwellings unsafe for occupation due to the extent of the fire, water and structural damages."

Disaster response teams assisted the displaced with clothing, food parcels and blankets. Arrangements were made for alternative accommodation.

The cause of the fire was not yet known.