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Atlantis police probe cause of deadly fire

A man lost his life on Saturday after his house caught alight in Atlantis.

A man lost his life on Saturday after his house caught alight in Atlantis. Picture: sxc.hu.

CAPE TOWN - The City of Cape Town's Disaster Risk Management says the cause of a fire in which a man died in Atlantis is being investigated by police.

The fire broke out at the Witsand Informal Settlement on Saturday.

The Disaster Risk Management's Wilfred Solomons-Johannes says, "One structure caught alight and as a result one adult male sustained fatal burn wounds. The local police station in Atlantis has opened an inquest docket to investigate the incident."

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