13 Jan 2011

Fire on Karbonkelberg

Yet another fire in Hout Bay; this time on Karbonkelberg above the Hangberg community. Speaking to a local heights resident, 790Tv wa told the fire started at 18h30 and had spread way up the mountain in one hour.  Prior to this footage being filmed, helicopters were arriving to fight the flames.

The scene was very different to a few months back, when police moved in to remove illegal structures on the firebreak. Firefighters were welcomed, and firebreak residents were fortunate that the fire did not start lower down the slope or if the wind was blowing in a different direction.

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