Fire fighters fight a fire at Rhodes Memorial. March 17 2009 Photo by Michael Walker

Cape Town -

Two boys died after a fire broke out in a homestead in Delft, Cape Town's disaster risk management centre said on Saturday.

“Two boys aged five and six died in the fire. It is not yet known what caused the fire,” said spokesman Wilfred Solomons-Johannes.

The fire destroyed two backyard dwellings in Fort Worth Street in Delft on Friday night.

Police have opened an inquest docket, Solomons-Johannes said. - Sapa