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Over 200 shacks burnt to the ground in Mangolongolo

The fire broke out in the early hours of this morning and quickly spread through the informal settlement.

Picture: @RobertMulaudzi via Twitter.

JOHANNESBURG - More than 200 shacks have been burned to the ground at the Mangolongolo informal settlement near Denver.

The fire broke out in the early hours of this morning and quickly spread through the informal settlement, no injuries or fatalities have been reported.

Emergency Service's Nana Radebe says 180 people, including women and children, have been left without shelter.

"Just before 2am we got a call about shacks on fire. When we arrived on scene there were flames everywhere. Disaster Management is still busy taking down names of those that were affected. We're going to assist them with blankets and other necessitates."

This is a developing story...

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