An alleged revenge attack stemming from a love triangle is believed to have led to hundreds of people losing their home when a man set his rival's shack on fire.
The fire then spread and destroyed over 500 structured.
This was according to a man who called on Radio 702's Aubrey Masango's show on Thursday night following the devastating blaze.
The man said the story he heard was that two men were fighting over a woman and then in a fit of anger, one of the men set the other's shack on fire.
Spokeswoman for the Johannesburg Emergency Services Nana Radebe said all that they heard was that there had been a fight and that a man had set another's shack on fire.