Thursday, December 29, 2005

Rampant fires pose health risk

November December
12/29/2005 6:42:36 PM People have been urged to leave the Franschhoek area as firefighters battle a blaze that's run out of control.
In Cape Town, the Western Cape health MEC has warned residents to close their windows against a thick pall of smoke shrouding the city.

Firefighters have been hard at work all day trying to contain nine blazes in the Cape metropole and surrounding areas.

Health MEC Pierre Uys says there are concerns about people developing respiratory problems as a result of the smoke. Read More Photo: Andrew Ingram, Cape Argus

Cape fire leaves hundreds homeless December 29, 2005, 08:00 Hundreds of people have been left homeless following a fire in Ocean View in the Cape Peninsula this morning.About 100 shacks burnt down in the Site-Five informal settlement. Wayne Okkers, the South Peninsula divisional officer, says they had their hands full fighting two fires this morning. SABCNEWS

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