Cape Town - Three hundred residents of the Valhalla Park informal settlement were left without shelter after their homes were destroyed in a fire, the City of Cape Town said on Tuesday.
The City's Fire and Rescue Service responded to the fire in 7de Laan at 04:07.
About 150 structures were destroyed, leaving more than 300 people displaced, spokesperson Theo Layne said.
Fifty-three firefighters, eight fire engines, five water tankers and one rescue vehicle were used to extinguish the blaze.
JP Smith, the city's mayoral committee member for safety and security and social services, added: "The cause is undetermined, but it looks like it might have been a cooking fire that got out of control."
The fire was extinguished by 07:00 .
No injuries or fatalities were reported.
Disaster risk management officials have been issuing starter kits and other humanitarian relief to those affected.
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