Five family members, including three girls, die in Cape Town fire

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Five family members died in a fire on Saturday morning.
Five family members died in a fire on Saturday morning.
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Five family members died in a devastating fire in Tafelsig in Mitchells Plain on Saturday morning.

The City of Cape Town's Fire and Rescue Service was called to the fire at 04:08 and was told that children were trapped inside a burning structure, spokesperson Jermaine Carelse said.

"When crews from Mitchells Plain fire station arrived at the scene in Buffelshoek Street, they found a Wendy house engulfed in flames," he said.

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"A man, woman and three girls were declared deceased on scene, and one boy was treated for burn wounds."

The fire was extinguished, and police officers took over the scene to investigate the incident.


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