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South Africans are coming together to help the residents of Plastic View in Tshwane who have fallen victim to a terrible fire.

Hundreds of families are being temporarily relocated after a fire ripped through the Plastic View informal settlement, east of Pretoria.

The City of Tshwane says families affected by a shack fire at the Plastic View informal settlement will receive shelter at a community centre in Mamelodi.

Around 1,500 people have been displaced after the overnight blaze that killed five residents.

The city has asked members of the public to donate supplies to help the families who are now homeless.

The City of Tshwane’s Blessing Manale says temporary shelter has been arranged for affected families.

“In light of the disaster, we’ve identified the Ikakgeng community centre in Mamelodi as where they can be temporarily house.”

Manale says supplies can be dropped off at the Moreleta Park NG Kerk in the east of Pretoria.

“Blankets, warm clothes and food and anything to help them feel warm.”

South Africans have taken to social media to spread awareness and gain support to assist the community and donations are coming in by the bucket load.

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