Vrygrond shack fire displaces 25 people

Ten shacks and a formal house were destroyed. No injuries were reported.

FILE: A pile of rubble lying near the road following a shack fire. Picture: Chanel September/EWN.

CAPE TOWN – Twenty-five people have been displaced in a fire in Vrygrond on Monday afternoon.

Ten shacks and a formal house were destroyed.

Fire and rescue’s Theo Layne said: “The city’s fire and rescue responded to the Vrygrond area where we had 10 informal dwellings destroyed by fire. No injuries were reported.”