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[PICTURES] At least 150 families displaced in Alex fire

Johannesburg Emergency Services managed to distinguish the blaze that swept through Alexandra north of Johannesburg, before midnight on Thursday.

Alex fire Thursday
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According to Emergency Services spokesperson, Nana Radebe, at least 500 shacks have been destroyed, leaving 150 families displaced.


However, more families have been coming forward since the early hours of Friday morning. 


"The number of displaced families is expected to increase," says Radebe.


No injuries or fatalities have been reported. 


"Disaster mangement and community leaders are still in the area assisting the affected families and determing the cause of the fire," added Radebe. 

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