Saturday, May 26, 2007

Fire leaves 35 people homeless in Du Noon

By Chanel September
26 May 2007

The residents of an informal settlement in Cape Town have been left homeless after a fire swept through their homes in the early hours of Saturday morning.

At least 20 dwellings were destroyed by the fire in the Du Noon informal settlement near Milnerton.

“The fire occurred at approximately 1:30am this morning, 35 people were affected”, says Disaster Management Spokesperson
Johan Minnie.

“The city will be supporting the residents with meals and blankets as well as basic building material”, says Minnie.

According to reports a few informal structures also burned down on the Cape Flats and in Simon's Town last night.

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