Three people have been killed in a fire in Tafelsig in Mitchells Plain on the Cape Flats. Cape Town Fire and Rescue spokesperson, Jermaine Carelse, says two informal structures were destroyed.

The City of Cape Town’s Fire and Rescue Service was alerted that a Wendy house in Tunnel Street was on fire and crews from Mitchells Plain, Khayelitsha and Ottery fire stations were dispatched.

On the scene, firefighters found two informal dwellings ablaze and the bodies of the father, mother and their daughter were discovered among the debris.

The fire was extinguished and the scene was handed over to the South African Police Service.