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Watch: Overstrand fire – Franskraal residents evacuated as fire flares up again [video]


The blaze flared once again at Masakhane and also “boiled down to the suburb.” Police officer went to the scene to reroute website traffic and also Overstrand homeowners were informed to leave to Pringle Hall. The R43in between Masakhane and also Franskaal is closed to website traffic presently.

Franskraal homeowners were notified that their assigned emergency situation emptying centre is was the Gansbaai Tourism Office Hall at the Great White Junction on Main Road.

About 80 WOF firemens were released to have several flare-ups in the Overstrand area, while the Overberg FPA, the Municipality, Cape Nature and also various other emergency situation companies go to ground no to aid. The Municipality issued the adhered to caution:

” EMERGENCY MESSAGE– Franskraal homeowners 2019.0111@ 13: 00
Due to Franskraal wildfire running out control + spreading out quick, Fire & & Disaster Management has actually provided an IMMEDIATE emptying order for Franskraal location.”

A Twitter individual, Caryn, shared pictures of the blaze on the social networks system and also claimed the Franskaal fire was “spreading out so quick.” She included: “The entire valley is currently covered in thick smoke with 40 km/hr winds pumping.”

According to Working on Fire, a watchman aircraft and also Huey helicopter was despatched by the Western Cape Government to blow out a 3rd fire in Karwyderskraal. They described that solid winds are fanning the fires at a quick price.

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