Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Toddler dies in Cape Peninsula fire

The Weather Bureau has warned that Western Cape fire fighters can expect little rest today as weather conditions remain favourable for runaway fires. Hot, dry conditions have been forecast for the Peninsula, Boland, Swartland, Breede River Valley and the West Coast. The strong wind is expected to continue blowing over a wide area. The fires that ravaged the Peninsula over the Christmas weekend claimed at least one life when a toddler was burnt to death in a shack fire in Site C in Khayelitsha late yesterday. More than a thousand people have been left homeless following seven fires in informal settlements in the Peninsula.

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