Four children, two boys and two girls, escaped from a fire which claimed the lives of two adults in Highgate, near Silversands, last night.
The City’s Fire & Rescue Service received an emergency call at approximately 7.50pm of an informal structure alight in Syrus Gate Street. Fire crews from Kuilsriver, Belhar and Strand were immediately dispatched to the incident.
Firefighters arrived to find the entire informal home alight and the fire spreading to the formal dwelling.
The fire was extinguished at 8.52pm. The bodies of two women were found amongst the debris.
“The cause of the fire is unknown and the scene was handed over to the South African Police Service,” says Jermaine Carelse, City of Cape Town Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson.