Homes gutted by fire

Homes destroyed by fire in the Thsephethsephe informal settlement.
A total of 28 informal structures were destroyed by fire in Site B, Khayelitsha, yesterday.

The Fire and Rescue Service responded to a call in Thsephethsephe informal settlement at 11:18am.

The Disaster Risk Management Centre conducted an assessment after the fire. At least 162 people have been left homeless.

A woman, who is asthmatic, suffered smoke inhalation. She was treated at the scene, but refused to be transported to hospital.

Department of Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson Theo Layne said, “The cause of the fire has not been determined at this stage.”