2 men killed following separate fires in Cape Town

The fires erupted in Belhar, Philippi and Pelican Park over the weekend.

Firefighter. Picture: @wo_fire/Twitter

CAPE TOWN – Two men have died and two others have been hospitalised following separate fires in Cape Town.

The fires erupted in Belhar, Philippi and Pelican Park over the weekend.

In the latest incident in the Sweet Home Farm informal settlement in Philippi, a man lost his life.

Firefighters responded to the blaze early on Sunday morning and found a shack alight.

The city's Fire and Rescue Services Jermaine Carelse says the man sustained fatal burns.

On Saturday night, a shack fire also claimed the life of a man in Belhar extension 23.

This followed a house fire in pelican park heights in which two people were hospitalised for smoke inhalation.

The causes of all three fires are unknown.