Woman dies in wildfire in Overstrand

 

Woman dies in wildfire in Overstrand

The blaze which started on New Year’s Eve is believed to have been sparked by a flare.

A fire on the mountain near Pringle Bay in the Western Cape. Picture: Supplied

CAPE TOWN – A woman has died in a fire which is raging in the Overstrand region.

The blaze which started on New Year’s Eve is believed to have been sparked by a flare.

The flames were fueled by strong winds and came dangerously close to homes in Pringle Bay, forcing evacuations.

Overstrand fire chief Lester Smith: “Currently the fire is still spreading towards Pringle Bay but we do have aerial support as well as ground crews and fire crews from other municipalities on the line.”

Original Story by www.ewn.co.za

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