Joburg shack fire destroys homes

Several people have been left homeless following a shack fire in the George Koch informal settlement.

Several people have been left homeless following a shack fire in the George Koch informal settlement.

JOHANNESBURG - Several families have been left homeless following a shack fire in the George Koch informal settlement near Denver.

The blaze which broke out on Friday night, destroyed at least seven shacks, but no injuries or deaths were reported.

Emergency services spokesperson Robert Mulaudzi says, "Our disaster management officials are assisting the affected families.

The exact cause of the fire is yet to be determined.