Two people, toddler die in Philippi, Fisantekraal fires

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In the first tragedy, fire crews rushed to a blaze that engulfed several shacks in Heinz Park overnight.

File picture: Firefighters found the bodies of a woman and an infant among the debris.

CAPE TOWN – Three people including a baby have died in two separate fires in Philippi and Fisantekraal.

In the first tragedy, fire crews rushed to a blaze that engulfed several informal dwellings in Heinz Park overnight.

Firefighters found the bodies of a woman and an infant among the debris.

Two homes were completely destroyed and another two were partially damaged.

Fire and Rescue Services’ Jermaine Carelse said: “In the second incident, just after 4am, the crew from Kraaifontein were first on scene where an informal structure was burning. A single structure was destroyed and a man sustained fatal burn wounds. An elderly woman was treated for smoke inhalation.”

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