Capetonian dies in shack fire

A shack fire in Hout Bay left one person dead on Sunday morning.

Residents of Mandela Park rebuild their homes following a shack fire. Picture: Georgina Selander/EWN

CAPE TOWN - A shack fire in Hout Bay has left one person dead.

One shack burnt down in the Imizamo Yethu informal settlement in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Disaster Management's Wilfred Solomons-Johannes says details are sketchy at this stage.

"The cause of the fire is still unclear and the identity of the person remains unknown."

Police have opened an inquest docket.