A fired in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, killed a woman and her three children.
Jermaine Carelse, a Cape Town fire and rescue service spokesperson, said they were alerted of the fire at 4h50am, on Tuesday.
Three fire engines, a rescue vehicle and 14 staff members rushed to the house, which is in Hlomela Street, Town 2.
“The fire was extinguished at 5.20am. One adult female, two female minors and one male minor passed away as a result of smoke inhalation,” said Carelse.
“One adult male sustained burn wounds and was transported to hospital.
“The cause of the fire is unknown.”