Case against Overstrand accused postponed

The case against the man accused of starting a fire in the Overstrand which has destroyed thousands of hectares of vegetation, has been postponed to later this month for a formal bail application. Shelton April made his second appearance in the Caledon Magistrates Court on Monday morning. The 34-year-old is[…]

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Western Cape fire not contained yet

The two firefighters who were injured on Sunday have been treated for an ankle injury and smoke inhalation. Overstrand Fire Chief, Lester Smith, says strong winds could cause more flare-ups in the fires in the Western Cape region on Monday. He says the main area of concern is Hermanus where[…]

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Overnight rain brings relief in the Overberg area

Overnight rain has brought some relief to firefighters battling the blaze in the Overberg area in the Western Cape. An immediate evacuation order was issued for the Franskraal area on Friday, after three fires flared up once again. The fire reportedly jumped across the road and spread towards Mooiuitsig. The[…]

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R5000 reward after flare causes fire in Betty’s Bay

The Overstrand municipality is offering a R5000 reward for anyone with information on who lit a flare in Betty’s Bay leading to a fire in the mountains, according to Netwerk24. Overstrand municipality’s fire chief, Lester Smith said the flare was let off at midnight on January 1. It landed in the[…]

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