A fire that broke out in the early hours of Friday morning is reported to have claimed the lives of two. The fire began in Salamander Road, Hout Bay, and razed between 20 and 30 homes in the Hangberg Improvement Development Area.

Edward Bosch, City of Cape Town Divisional Commander, reported that 48 firefighters responded to the blaze, along with 8 fire engines, 3 water tankers and one rescue vehicle.

“It took fire fighters just over 5 hours to bring the fire under control. Damping down efforts are still underway,” he added.

The fire has left 90 people displaced, according to Bosch, brigade personnel was on scene to assist.

A fire broke out at approximately 2am on Friday morning (Source: Supplied)

Several were also injured, including one adult male and one adult female who suffered from third-degree burns, and one woman being treated for smoke inhalation.

It is reported that the victims who perished as a result of the fire include an adult female and one child.

Attempts were made to contact South African Police Services to confirm this, but unfortunately, Cape Town Etc received no response at the time of publication.

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Lucinda Dordley

Lucinda is a hard news writer who occasionally dabbles in lifestyle writing, and recent journalism graduate. She enjoys reading the works of Stephen King, and exploring the beauty of Cape Town and its surrounds.