Two people, including a five-year-old girl, were killed in a blaze at Itireleng informal settlement, Laudium on Sunday morning.
Tshwane emergency services spokesperson Charles Mabaso said the girl tragically died after one of the shacks burned down around 02:00.
“The second incident was reported around 09:45. A 29-year-old succumbed to his injuries after another shack completely burned down,” he said.
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“A disaster management official was also despatched to conduct an assessment to determine relief needs for the affected households,” Mabaso said.
He said the cause of the fire was unknown.
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