A few weeks ago the South Western part of the Overberg was troubled by run away fires. Tens of thousands hectares were affected but the fire fighters managed to save all houses and agricultural land. They (mainly volunteers) did a great job.
Both main pictures were shot last week in the Elgin Valley. The gallery pictures were made at one of the fires near Stanford.
Fire fighters (many volunteers) have been making overtime during the last few months. Yesterday there was the third fire in such a short period that the local fire-brigade added with a helicopter had to give an ‘Act de Presence’. Luckily the wind was favorable for it blew the blaze in the direction of the ocean. Despite this condition a few farms had damage and thanks to the fire-fighters and farm workers the damage was limited.