BOXING DAY TRAGEDY AS OVER 150 SHACKS BURN DOWN IN CAPE TOWN (PHOTOS)


CAPE TOWN – It took 53 firefighters to put out a blaze in Valhalla Park, Cape Town, in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

The fire was extinguished just after 7.00am.

At least 150 informal structures were destroyed by the fire, leaving more than 300 people without shelter.

About 150 informal structures were destroyed by the fire. Picture: Supplied/City of Cape Town

“There was an informal settlement fire in Cape Town this (Tuesday) morning,” the City of Cape Town’s Fire and Rescue spokesperson Theo Layne said.

“The City’s Fire and Rescue Service responded to 7de Laan, Valhalla Park, Cape Town, at 04:07 this morning.

“Approximately 150 structures were destroyed leaving more than 300 persons displaced.

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Fire and Rescue spokesperson Theo Layne. Audio: Supplied/City of Cape Town

Luckily, nobody was killed or injured in the fire, Layne said.

“No injuries or fatalities were reported.

“It took eight fire engines, five water tankers and one rescue vehicle to respond to the fire. Fifty-three firefighters battled the blaze.

There were no injuries or fatalities reported. The fire left more than 300 people homeless. Picture: Supplied/City of Cape Town

“The fire was extinguished by around 7.00 this morning,” Layne said.

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Cape Argus AND Iol

PHOTO: A firefighter damps down hotspots after the fire was extinguished. Picture: Supplied/City of Cape Town

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