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1 person confirmed dead after shack fire in Nomzamo

Fire and rescue services responded to a number of informal structures alight after midnight.

Picture: freeimages.com.

CAPE TOWN - One person has been confirmed dead after a shack fire in Nomzamo township, Cape Town, on Monday morning.

Fire and rescue services responded to a number of informal structures alight after midnight.

Spokesperson Jermaine Carelse said a firefighter also suffered from smoke inhalation and was treated on the scene.

“A total of seven firefighting appliances, a rescue vehicle and 31 staff members battled for four hours to extinguish the blaze. The scene was handed over to the South African Police Service.”

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