Man dies in shack fire

A man died in a shack fire in Extention 2, Hangana Street in Nyanga this morning.

The City of Cape Town’s fire and rescue service responded to the scene and found one informal structure alight.

Fire and rescue service spokesperson, Jermaine Carelse, said: “While busy with firefighting, the body of an adult male who sustained fatal burn wounds, was discovered.”   

The body was certified by fire service medics and the scene was handed over to the South African Police Service.