Shack fire displaces 22 in Kraaifontein

Cape Town disaster management officials have warned the public about fires breaking out.

FILE: A rise in temperatures may see more fires breaking out in the Western Cape. Picture: Lauren Isaacs/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Cape Town disaster management officials have warned the rise in temperatures may see more fires breaking out in the province.

22 people were displaced following a blaze in Kraaifontein last night.

Three school children were among those affected.

Distaster Risk Management's Wilfred Solomons-Johannes says units are at the scene to assess the damage.

"The fire occurred at the Bluekombos informal settlement. 10 shacks were destroyed overnight. Disaster management teams were deployed this morning."

A week ago a fire broke out in the Lusaka informal settlement leaving over 100 people homeless while shack fires around the province continue to claim lives.