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Almost 300 people affected by separate fires in CT

A fire gutted several shacks in Crossroads on Friday, while another fire broke out in Dunoon.

Picture: Natalie Malgas/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Nearly 300 people are receiving assistance from the City of Cape Town following two separate blazes over the weekend.

A fire gutted several shacks in Crossroads on Friday.

Disaster Risk Management's Charlotte Powell says another fire broke out in Dunoon.

“A fire destroyed 30 dwellings in Dunoon. At this stage 145 people are displaced and our NGO partners are providing relief in the form of hot meals, blankets and food parcels. Our city’s Human Settlements Department is also providing starter kits for the residents to rebuild their dwellings.”

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)

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