Woman dies in Kanana fire

Several shacks destroyed in a deadly fire in Gugulethu. Picture: City of Cape Town
A woman was killed in a fire in NY11, Kanana Informal Settlement in Gugulethu this morning.

The City’s Fire and Rescue Service dispatched six firefighting appliances, a rescue vehicle and 23 staff members to the scene.

Fire and rescue spokesperson Jermaine Carelse said: “Numerous shacks were on fire. The fire was extinguished at 8:30am and the body of a woman was discovered.”

The scene was handed over to the police for an investigation.