Nearly 100 displaced in Cape shack fires

The incidents occurred in Philippi, Gugulethu and Langa.

FILE: No one was injured in the fires. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Nearly 100 people have been displaced in shack fires across Cape Town today.

The incidents occurred in Philippi, Gugulethu and Langa.

No one was injured during these incidents.

Cape Town's Disaster Risk Management's Wilfred Solomons Johannes says, "Most of these incidents happen overnight, and during the early hours of the morning, we appeal to residents to extinguish open flames, candles, paraffin stoves and to isolate electrical appliances that can cause these devastating fires."