Wildfire flare-ups expected in Simon's Town - News24

Cape Town – Wildfires in Simon's Town are expected to flare up on Thursday afternoon as the wind direction changes, the city said. “It is expected that a change in wind intensity and direction will cause the fire to flare up and spread into the unburnt ...

Wildfires have cost city of Cape Town millions... so far - News24

Wildfires in Simon's Town have destroyed several hundred hectares of vegetation with residents of Glencairn and the military apartments in the area having been evacuated overnight. What To Read Next. 'I am truly sorry for your loss' - Stellenbosch ...

300 firefighters braced for flare-up of Simon's Town fire as wind picks up - Times LIVE

A man is seen in the window of a home surrounded by the embers of the Simon's Town fire. Image by: David Harrison. A change in wind direction and intensity was expected to cause a flare-up of the Simon's Town wildfire‚ the City of Cape Town said on ...

Simon's Town couple returns to find home gutted - News24

Simon's Town Residents Philip and Sue Kilroe's home have been destroyed by wildfires. (Kate Kilroe). Multimedia · User Galleries · News in Pictures Send us your pictures · Send us your stories. What To Read Next. Ntlemeza vs Mbalula: Standoff · 1 dead ...

Terrorism by fire - News24

When are the National Government, Western Cape Government, Cape Town City Council, the SAPS and the Hawks going to take seriously the inferno of fires that engulf the Western Cape every year at this time? It is obvious that they do not take it ...

South African military join firefighters to control wildfire near Cape Town - africanews

Over a hundred South African military officials have joined firefighters to control wildfires that started burning since Wednesday in Simon's Town near Cape Town. The commander of the Naval Base in the mountain town, Adrian Dutton, told news portal ...

Cape fires: Simon's Town blaze contained, officials monitor hotspots - Eyewitness News

More than 20 people have had to receive medical attention due to a blaze raging in the Slanghoek Valley. Many people were evacuated after a fire broke out along the Drakenstein Mountains overnight and destroyed structures. Picture: Natalie Malgas/EWN.

Snotkop forced to evacuate home as fire tears through Simon's Town - Channel 24

Cape Town - Musician Snotkop (Francios Henning) was forced to evacuate his home as fires continued to rage in and around Simon's Town on Wednesday. According to a post on Facebook, the muso only had time to grab his most important possessions: His ...

Cape Town's massive fires – Photos - MyBroadband

The City of Cape Town and firefighters are tackling 11 blazes across the Cape Peninsula, according to a report by EWN. The biggest fires are in Simon's Town and Somerset West, stated the report. “Several roads have been closed in Simon's Town, with ...

Simon's Town fire fears fade as flames die down - Times LIVE

A private residence is seen in close proximity to the glowing embers left behind after the Simon's Town fire. Image: David Harrison. Fears that Simon's Town could be at threat from a wildfire receded on Thursday morning. The City of Cape Town said ...

PICS: Cape residents flee more raging fires - Independent Online

Cape Town – In scenes that resembled Hollywood disaster movies, rescue teams battled to contain the flames, as they were being fanned by a strong wind, closer and closer to homes and residences. Fire engines, ambulances, Disaster Risk management ...

Simon's Town residents return home after fire evacuations - News24

Cape Town – Residents of Simon's Town have been allowed to return to their homes after being evacuated overnight as a precautionary measure against spreading fires in the area. - Are you there? Send us your eyewitness accounts and photos.

Weather Update: Chances of rain brings relief to flaming Western Cape - News24

Cape Town - The South African Weather Service forecast a mild and rainy day across SA on Thursday, 12 January. The rain forecast includes areas over the Western Cape that have suffered severe heat, gale force wind and relentless wildfires over the past ...

Residents evacuated as Cape Town firefighters battle 11 blazes - Citizen

epa05710702 A female firefighter battles a blaze during a fire spreading rapidly through residential areas in the mountainous suburb of Simonstown in Cape Town, South Africa, 11 January 2017. Hundereds of residents are being evacuated as the fire ...

Wildfires costing Western Cape economy millions - MEC - News24

Cape Town – Wildfires in the Western Cape, that left several historic buildings in Paarl damaged and gutted a lodge in Somerset West, are placing increased pressure on the economy, says Agriculture MEC Alan Winde. "It is difficult to quantify the cost ...

More fires expected in Western Cape as drought worsens - News24

The fire gutted buildings on the Druk My Niet winefarm outside Paarl. (James de Villiers, News24). Multimedia · User Galleries · News in Pictures Send us your pictures · Send us your stories. Video. Farm supervisor speaks about losing his home to the ...

'My shoes are melting a little' - Simon's Town resident - News24

Cape Town - Simon's Town residents have banded together to battle a blaze threatening the suburb. Estelle Ramsden said she had seen the fire on Wednesday morning and realised later in the day that it was getting closer. "I went to fetch my little one ...

Western Cape Fires Under Control - Huffington Post South Africa (blog)

Fires in Somerset West and Paarl were contained on Wednesday morning, with authorities monitoring the areas for any possible flare-ups. According to incident command post spokesperson Justin Lawrence, fires on the Du Toitskloof Mountains were under ...

Cape firefighters continue to battle blazes - eNCA

File: The City's fire teams were being assisted by Table Mountain National Parks, Volunteer Wildland Fires, Biodiversity, while two helicopters were water-bombing the area. Photo: AFP / Rodger Bosch. CAPE TOWN - Cape Town's firefighters had another ...

Fires spark panic on WC's South Peninsula - Eyewitness News

Aerial firefighting support has been halted, but on the ground monitoring continued throughout the evening in Simon's Town. South-Easterly wind fanning flames along mountain slopes above Simon's Town. Picture: Kevin Brandt/EWN. Western Cape fires ...