Man dies in Gugulethu fire

A man died in a fire in Gugulethu this morning.

The fire and rescue services were called out just after 3.30am to an informal dwelling which had caught fire.

Two fire engines, a water tanker and a rescue vehicle with 14 staff members were dispatched.

On arrival, they were informed that one person was missing. They searched the property and found a man who had sustained fatal burn wounds.

The fire was extinguished. No other injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire remains unknown.