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150 displaced after Masiphumelele fire

The City of Cape Town's disaster risk management has activated its NGO partners to assist the displaced families.

Masiphumelele residents have started rebuilding their homes that were gutted by Sundays fire. Picture: chrispreenphotography.com

JOHANNESBURG – At least 150 people have been displaced following a blaze in Masiphumelele during the early hours of this morning.

The cause of the fire is still unknown.

The City of Cape Town's disaster risk management has activated its NGO partners to assist the displaced families.

Fire and Rescue's Theo Lane said, “About 50 informal dwellings were gutted by the fire that left approximately 150 people displaced and no one injuries were reported.”