Dunoon fire leaves about 500 people displaced

A fire that broke out at Site 5 in Doornbach, Dunoon, on Monday afternoon, has left 500 people displaced and 120 structures damaged.

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The City of Cape Town’s Disaster Risk Management says an emergency call was received at approximately 16:40, of structures alight just off Potsdam Road.

‘’70 firefighters and 18 appliances were on scene to manage the incident, compounded by a change in wind direction. They extinguished the fire at 22:35 – a firefighter was treated for an injury sustained on scene,’’ said Charlotte Powell, City of Cape Town’s Disaster Risk Management spokesperson.

The City of Cape Town’s Disaster Risk Management says however they are busy finalising the post-fire assessment.

‘’DRM has established a Joint Operations Centre on site to coordinate the response to the incident. No injuries or deaths have been reported in the affected community. Infrastructural damage has been observed to 10 electrical poles, a water pipe and mobile toilet,’’ said Powell.

‘’Eskom personnel are on scene and the Departments of Water and Sanitation and Solid Waste have been informed to render repair services and clean-up of the area. Gift of the Givers, Islamic Relief and The Warehouse are on route to provide humanitarian relief,’’ she added.

 

Done By: Esobusi Mkangelwa

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