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Shack fire victim stable

A father is in a stable condition following a fatal shack fire in which his son was killed at the weekend.

FILE: A Kraaifontein man is in a stable condition in hospital following a fatal shack fire that resulted in the death of his three-year-old son at the weekend. Picture: Twitter.

CAPE TOWN - A Kraaifontein man is in a stable condition in hospital following a fatal shack fire that resulted in the death of his three-year-old son at the weekend.

The boy's parents tried in vain to rescue him from their burning home.

Authorities are still trying to determine the cause of the fire.

Tygerberg Hospital's Laticia Pienaar says the father is being treated for serious burn wounds.

"He is currently in a stable condition. He suffered 10 percent burn wounds to his face and hands."