Several homes destroyed by fire

Shacks razed to the ground in Njoli Street, Langa. Picture: Supplied
The cause of the shack fire, which broke out in Langa this morning, remains unknown.

The fire and rescue service dispatched five firefighting appliances, a rescue vehicle and 21 staff members to Njoli Street.

Upon arrival, they requested additional resources to fight the fire.

City of Cape Town fire and rescue spokesperson,Jermaine Carelse, said: “A further three firefighting appliances with a total of 15 staff came from nearby fire stations to assist.”

The fire was extinguished after midday.

No injuries or fatalities were reported.