A child is one of two people killed in a Lavender Hill home fire

Firefighters responded to the blaze in the Village Heights informal settlement, during the early hours of Saturday.

FILE: Firefigfhters who arrived at the scene of the fire, which had engulfed the entire structure, were told that two people were unaccounted for. Picture: Cindy Archillies/EWN

CAPE TOWN – Authorities in the Western Cape launched an investigation into a fire which led to the deaths of two victims in Lavender Hill.

Firefighters responded to the blaze in the Village Heights informal settlement, during the early hours of Saturday.

City of Cape Town fire and rescue service's Jermaine Carelse said, “A man and a child died of fatal burn wounds in an early morning fire in Lavender Hill. The City’s fire and rescue service was alerted at 04:10 am of an informal structure alight. Fire crews were quickly dispatched and upon arrival found the entire structure engulfed in flames. The officer was informed that two persons were accounted for.”

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