Catastrophic fire razed down several structures through the night, including nine innocent people with robust health. The people ran amok in desperate search for life.

The first of three fires broke out in Wesbank. It destroyed three homes and killed a boy‚ a girl‚ a man and a woman‚ according to City of Cape Town fire and rescue spokesman Theo Layne.

Just after midnight‚ the fire service was called to Mandela Park in Hout Bay‚ where two people were killed.

“Numerous informal structures were alight when they arrived‚” said Layne. “More than 12 firefighting vehicles were dispatched from various fire stations with more than 70 firefighters. By 8am the fire was still not completely contained.”

A man‚ a woman and a boy were killed in a fire at 4.45am in Kosovo‚ near Philippi.

The city is battling extremely dry conditions with a persistent drought.