A fire occurred last night in Marcus Garvey
Informal Settlements, off Eisleben Road in Phillipi.
No injuries were reported.
The City dispatched fire engines and crews
from the Gugulethu, Mitchell’s Plain and Ottery fire stations to bring the
blaze under control.
Disaster Management Centre Spokesperson
Wilfred Johannes Solomons said the fire was caused as a result of an occupant
that left a pot on a stove unattended which resulted in the ignition of the shack
and then it rapidly spread to the rest of the other dwellings.
Johannes Solomons adds that the people lost
their personal belongings that were affected and disaster management teams
sprang into action to assist the victims with the necessary disaster relief
Johannes Solomons said the City Of Cape
Town disaster management authority appeals to residents especially in informal settlements
to exercise caution and not to leave open flames and electrical devices unattended
when they leave the room.
Labels: Residents in informal settlements urged to excercise caution