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Residents rebuild homes following Marlboro shack fire

Johannesburg Emergency Services are calling on residents to assist with blankets and sanitary packs for those affected by the blaze.

FILE: A family sleep outside after their home was destroyed in a factory fire in Marlboro. Picture: EWN

JOHANNESBURG – Over 1,000 Johannesburg residents are on Monday morning rebuilding their homes after a fire gutted over 120 shacks in Marlboro.

A mother and her one-year-old child were killed in the blaze which started at an abandoned factory on Saturday evening.

Initial investigations indicate the fire was caused by an electric stove.

Johannesburg Emergency Services are calling on residents to assist with blankets and sanitary packs for those affected by the blaze.

Spokesperson Robert Mulaudzi says: “Things like hygiene pads, toiletries, clothes or blankets, school uniforms. They can deliver these things at Sandton Fire Station and also they can alternatively call us at Disaster Management Centre.”