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100 displaced after fire breaks out in Masiphumelele

The City of Cape Town says a fire that broke out in Masiphumelele has been contained.

FILE: A man walks past a firefighter putting out a blaze in Masiphumelele. Picture: chrispreenphotography.com.

CAPE TOWN - The City of Cape Town says a fire that broke out in Masiphumelele has been contained.

The blaze broke out just before 6pm on Tuesday evening.

Around 100 people have been displaced after 35 structures were gutted by the flames.

No injuries have been reported.

City Fire and Rescue’s Theo Layne said: “The city’s Fire and Rescue services responded to an informal settlement fire on Tuesday afternoon in Masiphumelele.”