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Firefighters prevented from battling blaze in Khayelitsha

Enkanini informal settlement residents apparently stoned Fire & Rescue Service vehicles this morning.

Firecrews douse a shack that was set ablaze after an unoccupied burning truck rolled into it during a protest over illegal electricity connections in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN
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CAPE TOWN – Cape Town’s Fire and Rescue Service says its personnel have been prevented from responding to a blaze as residents stoned their vehicles in the Enkanini informal settlement in Khayelitsha.

It’s understood community members turned on the firefighters before they were able to douse a shack fire last night.

The service’s Theo Layne says no injuries have been reported. 

“The vehicle sustained some damage and the crew was not injured. The incident was lodged with the police.”

(Edited by Tamsin Wort)

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