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1 killed in Nomzamo shack fire

Six structures have been destroyed by the fire and at least 16 people are without a home.

Small children playing outside in Nomzamo on 10 February 2015. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - One person has died and more than a dozen others have been displaced following a fire in an informal settlement in Nomzamo near Strand in the Western Cape.

The blaze broke out at around midnight last night in Simon Close, leaving six structures destroyed and at least 16 people without a home.

The City of Cape Town's Fire and Rescue Services' Theo Layne said, “One adult male sustained fatal burns, the cause of the fire is unknown at this stage.”