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50 shacks caught in a blaze in JHB east

Emergency services say a blaze broke out in one of the shacks this afternoon and spread.

It's unclear what sparked the fire but no injuries have been reported. Picture: @RobertMulaudzi.

JOHANNESBURG - At least 50 shacks have been destroyed in a fire in Denver, east of Johannesburg.

Emergency services say the blaze broke out in one of the shacks this afternoon.

It's unclear what sparked the fire but no injuries have been reported.

Picture: @RobertMulaudzi.

Johannesburg Emergency Management Services' Robert Mulaudzi said, "Right now everyone has been accounted for, we can confirm that there has been no injuries. The cause of the fire at this stage is still unknown, however, our fire investigating team will be investing that."

Meanwhile, over 100 people have been left displaced following the shack fire.

Mulaudzi said, "We've also dedicated our disaster management site to facilitate the release process for affected family members. We are looking at 100 to 150 people who might have been displaced by this fire."

INFORMAL SETRLEMENT RAZED : MAIN REEF RD. DENVER. JHB. GP. pic.twitter.com/dBbbvDcDh1

" @RobertMulaudzi: Denver shacks on fire, no injuries reported, fire stop damping down @CityofjoburgZA pic.twitter.com/9X3oiFuSjv"