Fighting a fire like taming a beast, says firefighter

Sixteen years ago, a young Johan Botha was on the frontline as a devastating inferno ravaged thousands of hectares of farmlands and vineyards in the Simonsberg area. “Today is like déjà vu,” the seasoned firefighter told News24 at the end of a gruelling 24-hour shift. He has remained at the[…]

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Firefighters scaled back

The firefighting efforts in the South Peninsula have been scaled back on Thursday, the City of Cape Town said. “Firefighters are continuing to monitor hotspots for flare-ups in the South Peninsula this morning,” mayoral committee member for safety and security JP Smith said in a statement. “Currently, 10 ground crews[…]

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