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Temporary structures for shack fire victims

The City of Cape Town has promised to upgrade the area which was gutted by fire on Monday.

Shacks caught fire in Valhalla Park near Bishop Lavis on 23 December 2013. Picture: Supplied.

CAPE TOWN - Efforts are underway to rebuild the Agstelaan informal settlement in Valhalla Park.

The City of Cape Town has promised to upgrade the area.

Around 1,400 people were left homeless when a fire ripped through the area on Monday.

Officials say engineers will be surveying the land and marking out plots.

The city's JP Smith says temporary structures will be put in place for now.

"Toilets and taps are being put in place and that will last until the one-on-one services can be installed later."

The local community hall has been opened to provide emergency shelter.

If you would like to donate to the fire victims, call Disaster Risk Management on 080 911 4357 for information.