About 500 people have been left homeless after scores of shacks burnt down at Woodlands in Pretoria East on Saturday.
According to the Tshwane MMC for Community Safety, Alderman Kissoonduth the fire engulfed over 50 shacks.
Most families have lost all their belongings. Emergency services have since contained the fire and are working to find the cause.
The fire is suspected to have been caused by paraffin stove.