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Steenberg fire claims life of elderly man

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Fire broke out in the early hours of Saturday morning at Steenberg.


This unplanned fire claimed the life of an elderly man who was stuck in the informal structure in Steenberg, in the Western Cape.

The City of Cape Town’s fire and rescue services said they were alerted to the fire just after midnight and they responded immediately.

The emergency call was from an informal structure which caught alight in the area few minutes after midnight.

The City of Cape Town’s fire and rescue services spokesperson Jermaine Carelse said that the fire was extinguished in the early hours of Saturday morning.

“Fire crews from Lakeside and Wynberg arrived at the scene to find two informal structures attached to a flat engulfed in flames.”

“Although the fire was contained and extinguished just after 2am, firefighters found the body of the man amongst the debris.”

Investigation on the cause of the fire is ongoing

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