Monday, March 28, 2011

Fire leaves 25 people homeless in Masiphumelele

By Khanyisa Tabata
28 March 2011

25 people have been left homeless after a fire destroyed 14 shacks at Masimola Street in Masiphumelele, Fish Hoek.

Disaster Management spokesperson Wilfred Solomons-Johannes says in total 25 people were left homeless as a result of the fire.

“The fire was contained within an hour and the impact of the fire was reduced due to the quick response of the City's Fire and Rescue Services.

“At first light this morning, City Disaster Response Teams with the assistance of the Social Development Department of the Provincial Government were on-site to assist the victims with food parcels, blankets, baby packs and building material,” said Solomons-Johannes.

Solomons-Johannes no injuries were reported and all persons have been accounted for. The cause of the fire is unknown.

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