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40 displaced after fire in Masiphumelele

It's not yet known what caused the blaze on Monday night.

FILE: A firefighter douses flames at a Cape Town informal settlement. Picture: Regan Thaw/EWN

CAPE TOWN - About 40 people have lost their homes in a fire in Masiphumelele.

It's not yet known what caused the blaze on Monday night.

The City of Cape Town’s Fire and Rescue Service's Theo Layne says: “At least 15 informal structures were destroyed in the fire. Approximately 40 people were displaced and no injuries were reported.”