Durban – Several homes were destroyed in a fire at an informal settlement in Canelands, Verulam last night.
At approximately 22:48 Reaction Unit South Africa received multiple calls from residents in the area reporting a fire which was rapidly spreading to other wood and iron homes. Reaction Officers were dispatched to the scene and upon arrival evacuated residents from their homes. Approximately 10 houses were destroyed before the fire was extinguished by Fireman from the Ethekwini Fire Department. No one was injured in the blaze.
It is alleged that the fire started due to illegal electricity connections however this is yet to be confirmed.