Three-hundred homes were gutted in a devastating fire that ripped through the Joe Slovo informal settlement in Langa, Cape Town, on Saturday night, leaving about 1 200 people displaced. News24 reports that huge flames could be seen lightning up the night sky as a plume of smoke towered above the township, while ten fire engines, seven water tankers and 70 firefighters were deployed to the area to bring the blaze under control, with firefighters managing to extinguish the blaze just before midnight. Ward councillor Thembelani Nyamakazi said some of the victims of the fire were still in the Eastern Cape with family members for the long weekend.