Khayelitsha shack fire kills woman, (60)

Three others were displaced in the incident that occurred in the BM section late last night.

The fires believed to have been caused by a candle that was knocked over. Picture: Lauren Isaacs/EWN

CAPE TOWN 60-year-old woman has burnt to death after she could not escape her burning shack in Khayelitsha.

Three others were displaced in the incident that occurred in the BM section late last night.

The fires believed to have been caused by a candle that was knocked over.

The citys Wilfred Solomons Johannes says, One informal structure was completely destroyed leaving three people displaced. One adult female died because she couldnt escape and was declared dead on scene.

Shack fires are an ongoing problem in Johannesburg and the Western Cape, most recently in Kya Sands where 1,200 homes were destroyed.