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Another Fire Terrorizes Cape Town (South Africa)

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posted on Mar, 9 2015 @ 04:40 PM
This is just days after an Fire Fighters battled more than 14 separate fires on the mountains in Cape Town's Tokai Plantation area.

This is truly a very sad time for the people of Cape Town!


The blaze broke out in the Jonkershoek Valley in Stellenbosch earlier on Monday.

CAPE TOWN – Firefighters were hard at work again on Monday afternoon battling a raging fire in Stellenbosch.

The blaze broke out in the Jonkershoek Valley in Stellenbosch earlier today.

Three choppers were on the scene water bombing the inferno.

Manager at the Fire Protection Association, Dale Nortje, said firefighters had been deployed to try to contain the blaze.

“At this stage there are probably about 200 to 300 hectares running uphill, so it’s basically out of control at the moment.”

Meanwhile, independent forensic investigator David Klatzow said the damage after the raging South Peninsula fire last week could have been far worse had it not been for well-skilled operational teams.

Dozens of firefighters battled raging infernos after a runaway veld fire, which broke out in the mountains in Muizenberg, spread to surrounding areas last week.

posted on Mar, 9 2015 @ 07:28 PM
These folks can't catch a break. Man.

posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 02:51 AM
a reply to: IndependentOpinion

Yes, that’s why it’s called the Cape of storms. The SE winds are known to blow people of their feet with the nickname “The Cape Doctor”

posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 03:05 AM
a reply to: ICycle2

I have actually never heard of that before.

posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 03:19 AM
Shees. Those poor firefighters must be exhausted by now. More than a week they've been going at it (on and off)...

On a lighter note I hope the wine estates don't suffer, that would be an even bigger tragedy.

posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 09:20 PM

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