About 80 shacks destroyed by fire in Kayamandi

The Stellenbosch municipality says some residents pelted firefighters with stones.

FILE: The aftermath of a shack fire. Picture: Natalie Malgas/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - About 80 shacks have been destroyed in a fire in in Kayamandi in Stellenbosch.

Firefighters from surrounding areas had to be called in for assistance.

The Stellenbosch municipality's Tasso Steyn said some residents turned on them.

"We had a bit of a problem as people were throwing rocks and stones. This hampered our firefighting operations."

In another fire, a number of informal dwellings were also gutted in a blaze in the Franschhoek area yesterday.