Monday, January 28, 2008

Fisantkraal residents left homeless after fire

By Chanel September
28 January 2008

Three hundred people have been left homeless after a blaze occurred at Fisantkraal Informal Settlement near Durbanville.

The fire started just after six-o-clock on Sunday evening. Officials say approximately 60 shacks were destroyed in the fire. Nine fire engines were dispatched to the scene fire fighters struggled for more than two hours to control the blaze.

The cause of the blaze is still unknown.”Disaster relief has been provided to all the residents affected by the fire. Building kits will also be distributed later today,” says disaster management spokesperson, Greg Pillay.

“The victims are at present be housed a in a church hall close to the settlement,” says Pillay.

Meanwhile in Ocean View and Scarborough firefighters tried to control a blaze where a vegetation fire had been raging for two days.

Six houses and a number of informal dwellings were destroyed in the blaze.

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