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Johannesburg shacks blaze extinguished

2014-08-24 12:00

Johannesburg - A fire which destroyed 80 shacks in the George Goch informal settlement in Johannesburg on Sunday morning was extinguished, the city's emergency services said.

"There were no injuries or missing people reported," spokesperson Nana Radebe said.

"Disaster officers are taking down the names of people to see how we can assist them in terms of blankets, food, and shelter."

The fire broke out just before 05:00. She said in cold weather people should be careful with candles and heaters.

It was unclear how many people were displaced or what the cause of the fire was.

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