A shack fire has broken out in the Alexandra township, north of Johannesburg. The cause of the blaze is not yet known.

Johannesburg Emergencies Services are on scene to try to extinguish the fire.

Spokesperson Nana Radebe says there are no reports of injuries or fatalities.

“This afternoon, we received a call about shacks on fire in London road in Alex. We can’t say how many shacks are affected. We are still checking people around to check if all their family members are here and also if their neighbours are here. So, we have no confirmation of any one missing and no fatalities or injuries.”

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