PLETTENBERG BAY NEWS - What is believed to have been a domestic dispute resulted in the destruction of three homes in Plettenberg Bay's Pinetrees last week.
Bitou municipal spokesperson Andile Namntu said the fire department responded to reports of a fire in the "old transit camp" area of Pinetrees at about 20:00 on 14 November.
The fire swept through six homes, destroying three and severely damaging the other three, and eight people were displaced as a result.
Namntu said that the cause of the fire was still unknown but that local police were investigating a case of arson as there were reports that the fires had started following a dispute between two local residents.
Plettenberg Bay Crime Prevention Association (PBCPA) head of special operations Marius Venter said the incident was reportedly sparked following an alleged domestic dispute.
According to Namntu, the municipality's housing department has provided the affected residents with temporary shelter, food parcels and blankets. "The housing department will also be providing housing materials to the affected families in order for them to rebuild their homes.
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