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12 July 2011

15 displaced by Cape Town fires

Several people have been displaced in five separate fires across Cape Town.

Monday night’s fires in Mfuleni, Khayelitsha, Wallacedene and Mitchell's Plain followed Saturday's deadly blaze in Valhalla Park, which left two children, aged two and four, dead.

Police are in investigating allegations of arson.

Fire services spokesperson Theo Layne said in the latest incident, there were no causalities.

“We responded to two formal houses and three shack fires. In these fires there were no injuries or fatalities. As a result of this fire, we have had a total of 15 people that have been displaced,” he said.