A family of five has lost their lives in a fire in Tafelsig, Mitchells Plain.
The city fire and rescue service responded to the fire after a caller reported that children were trapped inside a burning structure in Tafelsig at 4.08am.
When crews from Mitchells Plain fire station arrived at the scene they found a Wendy house engulfed in flames a in Buffelshoek Street.
A man, woman and three girls were declared deceased on the scene and one boy was treated for burn wounds.
The fire was extinguished at 5.10am and the scene was handed over to the South African Police Service.
SAPS said an inquest docket has been opened for investigation.
The cause of the devastating fire is still unclear at this stage.