Fire displaces 60 near Fish Hoek

35 shacks were gutted in Saturday’s blaze, the cause of the incident is still not clear.

FILE IMAGE: 35 shacks were gutted in Saturday’s blaze, the cause of the incident is still not clear. Picture: Lauren Isaacs/EWN

CAPE TOWN - 60 people have been displaced after a fire ripped through the Masiphumelele informal settlement near Fish Hoek.

35 shacks were gutted in Saturday's blaze, the cause of the incident is still not clear.

In another incident, 10 families lost all their belongings in a fire at a Wallacedene informal settlement leaving 43 people homeless.

The city's Disaster Risk Management's Wilfred Solomons-Johannes says, "The city dispatched disaster response teams to both incidents quickly and to provide the necessary relief aid.

"The circumstances are unclear at this stage how the fire occurred and the authorities will investigate."