Over 200 left homeless after fire rips through Imizamo Yethu

Several informal structures were destroyed when a fire ripped through Imizamo Yethu, on Sunday night.

Approximately 60 informal structures were destroyed and over 200 persons were displaced. The City's Fire and Rescue Service was alerted shortly after 19:00 of structures alight in Houtbay.

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"Just after midnight, the blaze was contained and extinguished, however crews were once again confronted by a volatile crowd blocking access to the fire. Law Enforcement and the South African Police Service had to be called on to stabilize the situation," says City of Cape Town’s Fire and Rescue spokesperson, Jermaine Carelse.

No injuries or fatalities have yet been reported, and the cause of the fire is still unknown.

Done by: Thaakiera Ackerdien


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