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01 January 2012

100 homeless after Du Noon fire

The New Year has started on a disastrous note for close to 100 Capetonians, who lost their homes in a wildfire at the Du Noon Informal Settlement, in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Officials say at least 40 structures were destroyed.

Disaster management services spokesperson Wilfred Solomons-Johannes says, “Over 100 people are displaced. Disaster management officials were on the scene on Saturday night."

Disaster management is currently at the scene assisting the fire victims.