Man dies in Masiphumelele shack fire

Firefighters responded to the shack blaze early this morning.

FILE: A firefighter is seen in Masiphumelele following a shack fire in the area. Picture: chrispreenphotography.com

CAPE TOWN - A man has died after a fire broke out in Masiphumelele near Kommetjie.

Firefighters responded to the shack blaze early this morning.

City of Cape Town Fire and Rescue Service's Theo Layne says: "The city's fire and rescue service responded to a fire in Masiphumelele at about 2am this morning. One adult male suffered fatal burns and one person was displaced."