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Over 20 people lose homes after Samora Machel fire

The blaze swept through the informal settlement last night destroying several shacks.

FILE: A female sustained burns to her face after the fire in Samora Machel. Picture: freeimages.com

CAPE TOWN - More than 20 people have lost their homes in a blaze in Samora Machel last night.

The fire swept through an informal settlement destroying several shacks.

It is unclear what caused the fire.

City of Cape Town Fire and Rescue Services' Theo Layne said, "There was an adult female that sustained burns to her face and no other injuries or fatalities were reported. Disaster management will do an assessment today and depending on that, it will determine what they'll actually receive."