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Fire destroys six shacks in WC

The City of Cape Town’s Fire and Rescue Services says the blaze broke out at around 1pm.

In May this year a blaze swept through the community leaving more than 1,000 people homeless. Picture: Carmel Loggenberg/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - A fire has destroyed six shacks in the Masiphumelele informal settlement near Kommetjie.

City of Cape Town Fire and Rescue Services said the blaze broke out at around 1pm.

The municipality's Theo Layne says fire fighters are on scene.

"No injuries have been reported and [there are] no fatalities. The cause [of the blaze] is yet to be established. Our firefighters are still busy extinguishing the fire."

In May this year, a massive blaze swept through the community leaving more than 1,000 people homeless.