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CT fires destroy 4 homes

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Four homes have been destroyed and three old age homes evacuated in Muizenberg after a fire broke out at the weekend, Cape Town Disaster Risk Management said on Monday.

“Unfortunately, four homes have been destroyed, but we have 28 fire-fighting vehicles and 16 supporting vehicles on the scene this morning,” spokesman Onele Ndesi said.

“The fire started on Sunday afternoon and went through the night due to the windy conditions. It started stirring up at 2am this morning… the wind caused it to stir up again.”

He said some roads, including Chapman’s Peak Drive, had been affected and closed. Mass care centres had been opened at two churches and the Fish Hoek Community Hall to house the people affected.

People can send any donations to the Fish Hoek Community Hall, he said.

“There were no injuries reported. At this stage we are focused on getting the fire under control, but with the current weather conditions in the Cape anything could have started the fire,” Ndesi said.

“What we want to say to the community at this moment is to make sure that they wet their gardens and if they have thatch roofs to wet the roofs as well.” SAPA

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