An unidentified man died in a fire which has displaced 5000 people at Masiphumelele informal settlement near Kommetjie, according to the Cape Town Disaster Risk Management Centre. About 5000 people were displaced by the fire, which destroyed about 1500 shacks and a number of formal houses overnight. Thirty fire engines responded to control the blaze, which started just after midnight. Cape Town's fire and rescue service spokesman Theo Layne told the SABC two firefighters were slightly injured. Photo: Brenton Geach, Cape Times
An unidentified man died in a fire which has displaced 5000 people at Masiphumelele informal settlement near Kommetjie, according to the Cape Town Disaster Risk Management Centre. About 5000 people were displaced by the fire, which destroyed about 1500 shacks and a number of formal houses overnight. Thirty fire engines responded to control the blaze, which started just after midnight. Cape Town's fire and rescue service spokesman Theo Layne told the SABC two firefighters were slightly injured. Photo: Brenton Geach, Cape Times
An unidentified man died in a fire which has displaced 5000 people at Masiphumelele informal settlement near Kommetjie, according to the Cape Town Disaster Risk Management Centre. About 5000 people were displaced by the fire, which destroyed about 1500 shacks and a number of formal houses overnight. Thirty fire engines responded to control the blaze, which started just after midnight. Cape Town's fire and rescue service spokesman Theo Layne told the SABC two firefighters were slightly injured. Photo: Neil Baynes, Cape Times
An unidentified man died in a fire which has displaced 5000 people at Masiphumelele informal settlement near Kommetjie, according to the Cape Town Disaster Risk Management Centre. About 5000 people were displaced by the fire, which destroyed about 1500 shacks and a number of formal houses overnight. Thirty fire engines responded to control the blaze, which started just after midnight. Cape Town's fire and rescue service spokesman Theo Layne told the SABC two firefighters were slightly injured. Photo: Neil Baynes, Cape Times
An unidentified man died in a fire which has displaced 5000 people at Masiphumelele informal settlement near Kommetjie, according to the Cape Town Disaster Risk Management Centre. About 5000 people were displaced by the fire, which destroyed about 1500 shacks and a number of formal houses overnight. Thirty fire engines responded to control the blaze, which started just after midnight. Cape Town's fire and rescue service spokesman Theo Layne told the SABC two firefighters were slightly injured. Photo: Brenton Geach, Cape Times
An unidentified man died in a fire which has displaced 5000 people at Masiphumelele informal settlement near Kommetjie, according to the Cape Town Disaster Risk Management Centre. About 5000 people were displaced by the fire, which destroyed about 1500 shacks and a number of formal houses overnight. Thirty fire engines responded to control the blaze, which started just after midnight. Cape Town's fire and rescue service spokesman Theo Layne told the SABC two firefighters were slightly injured. Photo: Brenton Geach, Cape Times
An unidentified man died in a fire which has displaced 5000 people at Masiphumelele informal settlement near Kommetjie, according to the Cape Town Disaster Risk Management Centre. About 5000 people were displaced by the fire, which destroyed about 1500 shacks and a number of formal houses overnight. Thirty fire engines responded to control the blaze, which started just after midnight. Cape Town's fire and rescue service spokesman Theo Layne told the SABC two firefighters were slightly injured. Photo: Ross Jansen, Cape Times.
An unidentified man died in a fire which has displaced 5000 people at Masiphumelele informal settlement near Kommetjie, according to the Cape Town Disaster Risk Management Centre. About 5000 people were displaced by the fire, which destroyed about 1500 shacks and a number of formal houses overnight. Thirty fire engines responded to control the blaze, which started just after midnight. Cape Town's fire and rescue service spokesman Theo Layne told the SABC two firefighters were slightly injured. Photo: Ross Jansen, Cape Times.
A bottle of water and a mug stand in the open for those in need of a drink after a fire tore through the Masiphumelele informal the informal settlement of Masiphumalele in Cape Town. An unidentified man died in a fire which has displaced 5000 people at Masiphumelele informal settlement near Kommetjie, according to the Cape Town Disaster Risk Management Centre. About 5000 people were displaced by the fire, which destroyed about 1500 shacks and a number of formal houses overnight. Thirty fire engines responded to control the blaze, which started just after midnight. Cape Town's fire and rescue service spokesman Theo Layne told the SABC two firefighters were slightly injured. Photo: Ross Jansen, Cape Times
A bottle of water and a mug stand in the open for those in need of a drink after a fire tore through the Masiphumelele informal the informal settlement of Masiphumalele in Cape Town. An unidentified man died in a fire which has displaced 5000 people at Masiphumelele informal settlement near Kommetjie, according to the Cape Town Disaster Risk Management Centre. About 5000 people were displaced by the fire, which destroyed about 1500 shacks and a number of formal houses overnight. Thirty fire engines responded to control the blaze, which started just after midnight. Cape Town's fire and rescue service spokesman Theo Layne told the SABC two firefighters were slightly injured. Photo: Ross Jansen, Cape Times
An unidentified man died in a fire which has displaced 5000 people at Masiphumelele informal settlement near Kommetjie, according to the Cape Town Disaster Risk Management Centre. About 5000 people were displaced by the fire, which destroyed about 1500 shacks and a number of formal houses overnight. Thirty fire engines responded to control the blaze, which started just after midnight. Cape Town's fire and rescue service spokesman Theo Layne told the SABC two firefighters were slightly injured. Photo: Ross Jansen, Cape Times
An unidentified man died in a fire which has displaced 5000 people at Masiphumelele informal settlement near Kommetjie, according to the Cape Town Disaster Risk Management Centre. About 5000 people were displaced by the fire, which destroyed about 1500 shacks and a number of formal houses overnight. Thirty fire engines responded to control the blaze, which started just after midnight. Cape Town's fire and rescue service spokesman Theo Layne told the SABC two firefighters were slightly injured. Photo: Ross Jansen, Cape Times
An unidentified man died in a fire which has displaced 5000 people at Masiphumelele informal settlement near Kommetjie, according to the Cape Town Disaster Risk Management Centre. About 5000 people were displaced by the fire, which destroyed about 1500 shacks and a number of formal houses overnight. Thirty fire engines responded to control the blaze, which started just after midnight. Cape Town's fire and rescue service spokesman Theo Layne told the SABC two firefighters were slightly injured. Photo: Neil Baynes, Cape Times
An unidentified man died in a fire which has displaced 5000 people at Masiphumelele informal settlement near Kommetjie, according to the Cape Town Disaster Risk Management Centre. About 5000 people were displaced by the fire, which destroyed about 1500 shacks and a number of formal houses overnight. Thirty fire engines responded to control the blaze, which started just after midnight. Cape Town's fire and rescue service spokesman Theo Layne told the SABC two firefighters were slightly injured. Photo: Neil Baynes, Cape Times
An unidentified man died in a fire which has displaced 5000 people at Masiphumelele informal settlement near Kommetjie, according to the Cape Town Disaster Risk Management Centre. About 5000 people were displaced by the fire, which destroyed about 1500 shacks and a number of formal houses overnight. Thirty fire engines responded to control the blaze, which started just after midnight. Cape Town's fire and rescue service spokesman Theo Layne told the SABC two firefighters were slightly injured. Photo: Neil Baynes, Cape Times
An unidentified man died in a fire which has displaced 5000 people at Masiphumelele informal settlement near Kommetjie, according to the Cape Town Disaster Risk Management Centre. About 5000 people were displaced by the fire, which destroyed about 1500 shacks and a number of formal houses overnight. Thirty fire engines responded to control the blaze, which started just after midnight. Cape Town's fire and rescue service spokesman Theo Layne told the SABC two firefighters were slightly injured. Photo: Neil Baynes, Cape Times
An unidentified man died in a fire which has displaced 5000 people at Masiphumelele informal settlement near Kommetjie, according to the Cape Town Disaster Risk Management Centre. About 5000 people were displaced by the fire, which destroyed about 1500 shacks and a number of formal houses overnight. Thirty fire engines responded to control the blaze, which started just after midnight. Cape Town's fire and rescue service spokesman Theo Layne told the SABC two firefighters were slightly injured. Photo: Brenton Geach, Cape Times
An unidentified man died in a fire which has displaced 5000 people at Masiphumelele informal settlement near Kommetjie, according to the Cape Town Disaster Risk Management Centre. About 5000 people were displaced by the fire, which destroyed about 1500 shacks and a number of formal houses overnight. Thirty fire engines responded to control the blaze, which started just after midnight. Cape Town's fire and rescue service spokesman Theo Layne told the SABC two firefighters were slightly injured. Photo: Brenton Geach, Cape Times
An unidentified man died in a fire which has displaced 5000 people at Masiphumelele informal settlement near Kommetjie, according to the Cape Town Disaster Risk Management Centre. About 5000 people were displaced by the fire, which destroyed about 1500 shacks and a number of formal houses overnight. Thirty fire engines responded to control the blaze, which started just after midnight. Cape Town's fire and rescue service spokesman Theo Layne told the SABC two firefighters were slightly injured. Photo: Ross Jansen, Cape Times
An unidentified man died in a fire which has displaced 5000 people at Masiphumelele informal settlement near Kommetjie, according to the Cape Town Disaster Risk Management Centre. About 5000 people were displaced by the fire, which destroyed about 1500 shacks and a number of formal houses overnight. Thirty fire engines responded to control the blaze, which started just after midnight. Cape Town's fire and rescue service spokesman Theo Layne told the SABC two firefighters were slightly injured. Photo: Ross Jansen, Cape Times

An unidentified man died in a fire which has displaced 5000 people at Masiphumelele informal settlement near Kommetjie, according to the Cape Town Disaster Risk Management Centre. About 5000 people were displaced by the fire, which destroyed about 1500 shacks and a number of formal houses overnight. Thirty fire engines responded to control the blaze, which started just after midnight. Cape Town's fire and rescue service spokesman Theo Layne told the SABC two firefighters were slightly injured.

The city would supply food parcels, blankets, baby packs and building material to those affected. Solomons-Johannes said community halls had been opened for those left homeless.