Three people including a baby have died in two separate fires in Philippi and Fisantekraal. In the first tragedy, fire crews rushed to a blaze that engulfed several informal dwellings in Heinz Park overnight.
Firefighters found the bodies of a woman and an infant among the debris.
Two homes were completely destroyed and another two were partially damaged.
Fire and Rescue Services’ Jermaine Carelse said: “In the second incident, just after 4 am, the crew from Kraaifontein were first on the scene where an informal structure was burning. A single structure was destroyed and a man sustained fatal burn wounds. An elderly woman was treated for smoke inhalation.”
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