Thursday, 18 October 2012

Family of four homeless after fire in Mfuleni

At 14:54 on Wednesday, 17 October 2012 a fire occurred between B841 and B844, Burundi Informal Settlement, off Naledi Street, Mfuleni.

The City’s Fire & Rescue Services arrived within six (6) minutes at the scene at 15:00 and swiftly brought the blaze under control prevent it from spreading.

The fire wrecked one shack leaving a family of four homeless this afternoon.

The City’s disaster response were dispatched to the aid of the family which provided food parcels, blankets, clothing and building material.

The cause of the fire is undetermined and authorities will investigate the incidents.

Issued by: Disaster Risk Management Centre, City of Cape Town


Source: Wilfred Solomons-Johannes, Head: Systems Integration, Special Projects & Disaster Operations, Disaster Risk Management Centre, City of Cape Town

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