A total of 110 fires have raged across greater Cape Town in just 24 hours - leaving firefighters exhausted and fearing the worst with temperatures in the city set to reach a blistering 38°C on Thursday…
The City of Cape Town’s acting chief fire officer, Ian Schnetler, said this morning that the 110 fires had been recorded between midnight on Tuesday and midnight last night - 66 of them grass or bush fires.
‘Close to 1 000 people had been left homeless after fires destroyed 240 shacks’
“Some firefighters left the stations at 9am yesterday (Wednesday) and had still not returned after 8pm last night,” said Schnetler. “It’s hectic.”
At the last count, close to 1 000 people had been left homeless after fires destroyed 240 shacks.
Help was at hand on Thursday for 320 people stranded when a devastating blaze tore through an informal settlement off Pama Road in Khayelitsha on Thursday, destroying 120 homes…Cape Argus