More than 60 shacks gutted in raging Joe Slovo fire

2017-02-16 15:29
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Johannesburg – More than 60 shacks have been gutted in a Joe Slovo informal settlement fire on Thursday, the City of Johannesburg EMS has said.

The fire is presently still blazing through the area, which is located behind the Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital (Coronation Hospital).

City of Johannesburg EMS spokesperson Nana Radebe said there were no injuries recorded at this stage, but paramedics were going around asking families to account for one another, just to be certain.

"We are going to first extinguish the fire and then search for people, just in case there was someone who was missing."

Authorities are investigating the cause of the fire.

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