A group of about 20 people have lost their shacks due to a fire in Philippi, Cape Town last night. The Cape Town fire department says four wooden structures were gutted and the cause of the blaze is not known at this stage. There were no fatalities or injuries reported.
There was also a fire in an office block in the Cape Town inner city last night. A fire department spokesperson says the blaze on the ninth floor of the Absa building in Adderley Street was extinguished before midnight last night. He says members of the police will investigate the incident. SABC