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400 left homeless in Cape Town fires

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A fire on Monday night damaged two houses and destroyed 100 shacks in Athlone, the City of Cape Town has confirmed.

Spokesperson Liezl Moodie said the blaze broke out at 21:40 at the Vygieskraal informal settlement in 8th Avenue, Belgravia Estate.

About 400 people were displaced.

No injuries were reported, Moodie said, and the cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

Disaster management has been activated to assist those affected.

Burnt to death

In a separate incident early on Monday morning, a baby was killed and four adults were injured in a fire in Lotus River.

The baby burnt to death while two men and two women were hurt, one of whom sustained second degree burns.

Police are investigating.

[Source: News24]
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