A woman and a child died in a fire in Gugulethu on Saturday night, February 20. The City’s Fire & Rescue Service also received an emergency call of informal structures alight in Sheffield Road, Philippi on Saturday.

The City’s Fire &Rescue Service received an emergency call at 6.30pm of informal structures alight in Phola Park, Gugulethu, said the City’s Jermaine Carelse.

Fire crews from Gugulethu, Mitchells Plain, Epping and Belhar were on scene. During firefighting operations, the bodies of a woman and a boy were discovered. The fire was extinguished at 8.47pm.

The cause of the blaze is unknown and the scene was handed over to the South African Police Service.

Gugulethu, Ottery, Mitchells Plain, Landsdowne and Goodwood crews were also alerted to a fire in Philippi at about at 8.24pm and promptly arrived on the scene.

A total of 28 firefighters fought the blaze which was extinguished at 11.45pm. One adult male got electrocuted and was treated by Metro EMS personnel. The cause of the fire is unknown.

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