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CT fire season to be the busiest yet

Authorities say they have responded to more than 100 structural fires across the Peninsula this month.

FILE: Fire fighters were called to fight some of the shack fires in Nomzamo near Strand in Cape Town on 3 June 2014. Carmel Loggenberg/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Disaster Risk Management teams have warned that this year's fire season is expected to be the busiest yet.

Authorities say they have responded to more than 100 structural fires across the Peninsula since the start of the season this month.

In the latest incident, 10 people were displaced near Strand after a blaze broke out in an informal settlement in the area last night.

The city's Wilfred Solomons-Johannes says, "A fire occurred just before midnight near Lwandle in Strand which swiftly spread and caused damage to two houses. Luckily nobody sustained any injuries."

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