Woman dies in Mandela Park fire

A person dies in Mandela Park fire.
A woman died in a shack fire in Mandela Park, Hout Bay yesterday.

No other injuries were reported.

Fire and rescued department spokesperson Theo Layne said, he cause of the fire is being investigated.

Meanwhile, the City of Cape Town’s Fire and Rescue Service has expressed concern by the trends emerging from fire fatality statistics gathered over the past few years.

Between January 2015 and June 2018, there were 511 fire-related fatalities in Cape Town. 

Fifty three percent of the victims were men, 46% of fatalities happened over weekends and 58% of fatalities occurred between midnight and 6am.

In the past year, there has been a reduction in the number of vegetation fires, but residential, building fires and transport-related fires have increased.