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Red Cross calls for donations to assist Primrose fire victims

Fifty shacks were destroyed this week, allegedly caused by an open fire.

At least 50 shacks were destroyed at an informal settlement on the East Rand. Picture: Twitter/@SARedCross.

JOHANNESBURG - Red Cross is calling on the public to assist with any donations for those affected by a fire in Primrose on the East Rand.

Fifty shacks were destroyed this week, allegedly caused by an open fire.

WATCH: 50 shacks destroyed in Primrose informal settlement blaze

Residents of the informal settlement say they’ve lost all their belongings, including their identity documents, clothes and blankets.

The humanitarian organisation handed out relief packs on Wednesday, but spokesperson Titus Baloyi says more will be needed in the coming days.

“We really need assistance from the public. Whoever has things to donate can contact us.”