Blaze destroys 11 informal houses in Port Shepstone

2016-01-11 15:51
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Durban – A fire that broke out in the Mkholombe informal settlement near Port Shepstone destroyed about 11 dwellings on Monday, leaving almost 50 people homeless.

In a statement, EMS spokesperson Robert Mckenzie said firefighters from the Hibiscus Coast Fire and Rescue Department had responded to the fire, along with paramedics.

"The blaze had spread to several adjacent dwellings, completely destroying about 11 dwellings and partially burning several others. Fortunately, everyone managed to escape... and no one was injured in the fire.

"Firefighters from the Hibiscus Coast Fire and Rescue Department, managed to extinguish the blaze. They also had to cool several large LP gas cylinders that were among the debris. The exact cause of the fire is not known at this stage and will be investigated by the authorities."

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