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Investigation continues after baby dies in shack fire

The fire on Monday evening was one of several that occurred over the Easter weekend.

FILE: A shack fire. Picture: EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Authorities are still investigating the exact circumstances surrounding a shack fire in which a baby died in Lwandle, Strand.

The fire on Monday evening was one of several that occurred over the Easter weekend.

Two men died in separate blazes in Hout bay and Gugulethu.

Disaster Risk Management and the Red Cross are providing emergency shelter, food, water and blankets to displaced residents.

At the same time, a mother remains in police holding cells after being charged with her baby's murder. The woman has appeared in court.

She allegedly locked herself in the burning shack with her baby and three-year-old, who survived.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)