Cape Town - Firefighters rushed to Bo Kaap late on Sunday afternoon after a flat went up in flames.
Five people were treated for smoke inhalation and later taken to hospital. Cape Town Fires and Rescue Service spokesperson Theo Layne said Fire and Rescue service responded to the Astana Street incident, where a flat on the third floor caught alight.
Residents of the area watched in horror as flames ripped through the roof of the flat.
Layne said three fire engines, a rescue vehicle, a hydraulic platform and 19 firefighters were sent to the scene.
Meanwhile, more plans are underway in Wupperthal to assist residents who were affected by a devastating fire there a week ago.
The Moravian Church of Southern Africa has made available two pockets of land measuring about seven hectares within the mission station for emergency housing for the affected disaster victims as a temporary arrangement.
The proposed sites will be used for housing for more than 60 households which lost their homes in the blaze.