Fire services in the Cederberg Wilderness
Area on the Cape West Coast remain on high
alert following a devastating fire.
The weeklong fire at Clanwilliam has claimed
the life of a man.
homes were also gutted and over 24 000 hectares of vegetation destroyed.
Scores of people were evacuated as the wall
of flames advanced.
Fire fighters, volunteers and community members refused to
back down until the last minute Spotter planes, foam bombers and helicopters
were roped in as the fire burnt high up in the mountains.
parked by lightning last week, high winds
and heat fuelled the inferno.
Labels: Fire destroys 24 000 hectares of vegetation