09 Apr 2014

CHAOS! The fire aftermath in Hout Bay

CHAOS! The fire aftermath in Hout Bay

Fire Chaos…

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03 May 2012

Hout Bay fish factory goes overboard on the smoking of snoek

The main warehouse at the Oceana Brands fish factory on fire. No report on what the cause of the fire was. Emergency services were on the scene fighting the blaze.

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28 Feb 2011

Report butt-throwers!

Report butt-throwers!

With the heat and wind drying everything out @ the moment, people who throw cigarette butts out of moving cars could cause wild fires. Report any such behavior to 021 424 7715.

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15 Feb 2011

Shack dwellers left homeless after fire would consider a move

Shack dwellers left homeless after fire would consider a move
Taken from eyewitnessnews.co.za/Malungelo Booi:

Some residents of a township in the Western Cape town of Hout Bay on Monday said they would not refuse an offer to be relocated.

Many Imizamu Yethu residents have been busy rebuilding after their homes after they were destroyed in a weekend fire.

The blaze was reportedly sparked by a candle.

The City of Cape Town said it is working on a long-term plan to relocate scores of shack dwellers.

Some residents said they are tired of the constant shack fires and admit they would not oppose such a move.

About 160 structures were destroyed by the blaze, leaving 900 people destitute.

Residents said they are grateful that no lives were lost in the incident.

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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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