SEE | 4 people injured, 100 homes destroyed in Durban fire

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  • Four people were injured and 100 homes destroyed after a fire broke out in KwaMashu.
  • Paramedics and firefighters are at the scene.
  • Firefighters are still busy battling the blaze.


Four people have been injured and about 100 homes have been destroyed after a fire broke out in KwaMashu, north of Durban on Monday.

A fire in KwaMashu on Monday injured four people
A fire in KwaMashu on Monday injured four people and destroyed 100 dwellings.
Supplied PHOTO: Supplied by Robert McKenzie

According to KwaZulu-Natal Emergency Medical Services, paramedics and firefighters were currently at the scene in A section in KwaMashu, where a fire broke out in the informal settlement. 

Fire being extinguished in KwaMashu
Fire being extinguished in KwaMashu.
SuppliedPHOTO: Supplied by Robert McKenzie/KZN EMS

"Approximately 100 informal dwellings have already been destroyed in the blaze," EMS spokesperson Robert McKenzie said. 

Fire broke out in A section in KwaMashu
A fire broke out in A section in the KwaMashu informal settlement, north of Durban.
SuppliedPHOTO: Supplied by Robert McKenzie/KZN EMS

So far, paramedics have treated four patients who sustained minor injuries in the blaze.

McKenzie said firefighters were still battling the blaze on Monday afternoon. 

Approximately 100 dwellings burnt down in a fire in KwaMashu
Approximately 100 dwellings burnt down in a fire in KwaMashu, north of Durban.
SuppliedPHOTO: Supplied by Robert McKenzie/KZN EMS

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