Fire guts shacks, leaves 60 homeless


A fire at the Public Protector's office in Cape Town is extinguished by the City of Cape Town fire department on May 11, 2014.

CAPE TOWN - A shack fire left 60 people homeless in Masiphumelele, near Fish Hoek, Cape Town&39;s disaster risk management centre said on Sunday.

Spokesman Wilfred Solomons-Johannes said the fire destroyed 35 shacks on Saturday morning.

No fatalities were reported and 60 people were taken to a place of safety.

"The city provided building material for the victims to rebuild their structures."

The city is investigating the cause of the fire.

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