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10 families destitute after shack fire

Fire broke out at a Wallacedene informal settlement on Friday night.

FILE: Authorities have opened an investigation to determine the cause of the fire. Picture: Lauren Isaacs/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Ten families have lost all their belongings in a fire that broke out at a Wallacedene informal settlement on Friday night.

The City's Disaster Risk Management's Wilfred Solomons Johannes says at least 43 people have been left displaced.

He adds authorities have opened an investigation to determine the cause of the fire.

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