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.
A trace of destruction is what’s left of a raging ‘veld’ fire between Stanford and Gansbaai in the Overberg, South Africa. Until so far the affected area has a surface that exceeds that of the city bowl of Cape Town PLUS Table Mountain…
Photo’s (this morning) of the smoke shot at a distance of about 10 kilometers.
One thing people never seem to learn with this kind of veld fires is that a fire is only fully under control when there is no smoke…
Chicken farms are safe (for the moment; one never knows if the wind will turn or not). Road between Stanford and Gansbaai closed (with ‘lucky’ intervals) because of smoke and jumping fire crossing the road.
Great job of local fire fighters and their volunteers added with local farmers and their staff and many, many other volunteers. Hats of for the chopper pilots!!!
The fire between Gansbaai and Stanford is fully out of control.
Disaster tourism caused several traffic jams and in the village people are collecting food and drinks for the fire fighter of whom many have been in action for more than 24 hrs without a decent break.