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4 killed in Elsies River shack fire

Firefighters were deployed early on Wednesday morning.

FILE: Remains of a mattress following a shack fire. Picture: EWN

CAPE TOWN - Four people have died in a shack fire in Elsies River.

Firefighters were deployed early on Wednesday morning.

Officials are investigating the cause of the blaze.

City of Cape Town fire and rescue service's Theo Layne says: “We had one informal structure that was destroyed in the fire. Four people, two adult males and two adult females, were left with fatal burns.”

The exact cause of the fire is unknown at this stage.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)