Firefighters as another blaze ravages Khayelitsha

The City of Cape Town Fire Services said about 81 informal structures were destroyed and 192 people displaced in a fire in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, in the early hours of Saturday morning. The city said fire services were called out to the scene at 1 am on Saturday morning, and[…]

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Fire breaks out on mountain slopes in Simon’s Town

A fire has broken out on the mountain slopes in Simon’s Town in the Cape Peninsula. Fire and Rescue spokesperson Jermaine Carelse says the fire area has been divided into three divisions to make operations more manageable.  He says two Oryx helicopters were requested from Ysterplaat Air Force base to[…]

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Garden Route breathes a hopeful sigh of relief

After two days of devastating fires across the Garden Route –- which saw thousands of residents displaced and more than 300 lose their homes -– locals and emergency workers could breathe a hopeful sigh of relief on Thursday night when most fires had been contained. The worst affected areas include[…]

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Somerset West fires still burning

Thick smoke from fires raging in the Somerset West area covered the Cape Peninsula on Wednesday morning. Helicopters and fixed-wing planes were back on the scene in the early morning hours, while firefighters were on duty overnight to douse the flames on the upper slopes of the mountain in Somerset[…]

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