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Sun Jul 24 20:37:02 SAST 2016

Fire ravages Cape informal settlement, 600 displaced

Genevieve Quintal | 13 February, 2016 13:12

Image by: Gallo Images/Thinkstock

A fire at the Masiphumelele informal settlement has destroyed 150 structures leaving 600 people displaced, the City of Cape Town Fire and Rescue Service said.

Spokesperson Theo Layne said humanitarian relief was provided and the city's human settlements department were providing kits to help people rebuild their homes.

The departments of electricity and water and sanitation had been on the scene since Saturday morning rehabilitating the site for rebuilding, he said.

The fire broke out on Friday. Rescue workers called for water bombs to help extinguish the blaze, fire services spokesperson, Liesl Moodie, said at the time.

Numerous wood and iron structures and reeds were burned.

No injuries were reported.

Source: News24

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