Two people die in Blackheath shack fire on Monday morning

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According to reports, two people lost their lives early on Monday morning when the informal structure they were asleep in caught fire. 

The City’s Fire and Rescue Services spokesperson, JP Carelse reportedly said the Fire and Rescue services received a call about a fire in Blackheath, Omo Court, Wimbledon at approximately 00:35.

Carelse said, “Fire crews from Kuilsriver and Mfuleni were immediately dispatched to the incident. Upon arrival, some community members were endeavouring to extinguish the blaze and informed the officer that there were persons inside the structure.”

The fire was extinguished just after 1 am and two bodies were found, an adult and a minor.

The scene has been handed over to the SAPS.