A woman died in a shack fire in Kosovo informal settlement, Philippi this morning.
The City’s Fire and Rescue Service was called out to the scene just after midnight.
Mitchell’s Plain fire crew were first on the scene and managed to contain the fire to a single structure.
Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson, Jermaine Carelse, said: “Whilst clearing the debris, the body of a woman was discovered. She sustained fatal burn wounds.”
The police will investigate the cause of the fire.