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Authorities probe the causes of multiple shack fires in the Cape

In the most recent incident, a man & child were killed in a blaze in Khayelitsha early this morning.

FILE: In the most recent tragedy, a man and a child were killed in a blaze in Khayelitsha in the early hours of this morning.  Picture: Masego Rahlaga/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The causes of a number of deadly shack fires across the Cape Peninsula will be investigated.

Three people died in separate blazes while hundreds more have been left homeless.

In the most recent tragedy, a man and a child were killed in a blaze in Khayelitsha in the early hours of this morning.

A man also died in a shack fire in Du Noon.

Thirteen people have also been displaced following a fire that destroyed a house and three shacks in Philippi.

Fire and rescue services' Liesl Moodie says, "The cause of all these fires is still under investigation, at this stage it is still undetermined."

Meanwhile, about 300 people have been displaced in Masiphumelele after a fire gutted 70 informal dwellings.