WATCH: Shack fire breaks out in Alexandra

A fire has broken out on London Road, in Alexandra, north of Johannesburg. It is understood more than 500 structures have been affected. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - It's believed at least 500 structures have been affected after a fire has broke out in Alexandra, north of Johannesburg on Thursday afternoon.

Firefighters were battling to put out the blaze as it swept through shacks in the area on London Road.

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One victim said she has lost everything.

A fire has broken out on London Road, in Alexandra, north of Johannesburg. Courtesy #DStv403