Sunday, 28 October 2012

One minor dies in shack fire – 13 other homeless

DURBANVILLE: At approximately 03:00 on Sunday, 28 October 2012 a fire gutted two shacks at 141 and 142 Section C, Fisantekraal Informal Settlement that was extinguished by the occupants and bystanders. The incident was not reported to the Fire and Rescue Services; however the City’s disaster response teams investigate the incident and arrange for the necessary assistance to be provided. As a result of the fire three adults and one minor were left homeless.

HOUT BAY: One backyard dwelling was destroyed at 04:29 by a fire that occurred at U-Block, Salamander Road, Hout Bay. The fire caused the displacement of eight persons.

KHAYELITSHA: A fire that was reported at 05:39 on Sunday, 28 October 2012 destroyed one shack leaving two people displaced at Ntlazane Road, Enkanini Informal Settlement.

PHILLIPI: A fire occurred at 08:18 on Sunday, 28 October 2012, at KD168, Kosovo Informal Settlement that destroyed one shack resulting in the displacement of one person. One minor sustained fatal burn wounds as a result of the fire.

The City’s disaster response teams assisted the victims with food parcels; baby packs; blankets; clothing and fire kits.

The cause of the fires that occurred is undetermined.

The authorities will probe an investigation in the occurrence of the fires.

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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