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    Lots of people are going to need lots of things.
    Are any of the forum members affected?

    There are municipal fire fighters and fire fighters who are volunteers with their own skids. They too might appreciate assistance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EHoffmann View Post
    Lots of people are going to need lots of things.
    Are any of the forum members affected?

    There are municipal fire fighters and fire fighters who are volunteers with their own skids. They too might appreciate assistance.
    Bettys Bay residents are taking food and water to the community hall, Pringle Bay community hall is also a rallying point on that side.
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    NET BB INWONERS AAN DIE BOKANT VAN R44 GEVRA OM TE ONTRUIM


    Raadslid Fanie Krige van Bettysbaai het pas bevestig dat die Rooms Katolieke Kerkie op die dorp afgebrand het. Hy se tans word gevra dat net die mense aan die bergkant van die R44 ontruim. Hy se hoewel daar skade by die Botaniese Tuin is staan die geboue en is die terrein grootliks ongeskonde. Die jeugkampterrein net neffens die tuin is ook grootliks ongeskonde
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    Albertvl, are you here? We evacuated and are now in Gordon's Bay. I think the fire might be in the area of your house! I'm sorry I couldn't say anything earlier. Damn these fires!
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    Some pictures I recieved from the Franskraal Fire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stone Accessories View Post
    Albertvl, are you here? We evacuated and are now in Gordon's Bay. I think the fire might be in the area of your house! I'm sorry I couldn't say anything earlier. Damn these fires!
    ASK Security just informed us that the garage is on fire, fortunately it is a separate building from our house. Hopefully the rain prevents our house from catching fire as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EHoffmann View Post
    Lots of people are going to need lots of things.
    Are any of the forum members affected?

    There are municipal fire fighters and fire fighters who are volunteers with their own skids. They too might appreciate assistance.
    Friend is one of the regulars readers of the forum ... they had to evacuate their home in Franskraal. Currently the fire is on the "other" side of Franskraal, but with these winds we are worried ....


    Feel SO helpless, sitting here, and there is nothing we can do for them.



    EDIT - friend confirmed they are back in their home. Raining .... hoping this is it ....
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisF View Post
    Friend is one of the regulars readers of the forum ... they had to evacuate their home in Franskraal. Currently the fire is on the "other" side of Franskraal, but with these winds we are worried ....


    Feel SO helpless, sitting here, and there is nothing we can do for them.
    The winds are making the fire totally out of control. My parents stay there and are back in their house, they are out of the danger zone currently. An empty plot about 5 houses up the road did catch fire though, luckily it was well maintained with mainly short grass.

    I just hope the fire does not spread to Uilkraal, that whole place will burn down if that happens.

    Predictions are that the wind should start calming down from now.
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    Die Herald se verslaggewer het pas teruggekeer van Bettysbaai. Die skade is skrikwekkend. Op die draai na die ingang van Bettysbaai vanaf Kleinmond se kant le 'n uitgebrande Toyota Yaris. Net van die R44 af kon ons ten minste 30 huise sien wat of heeltemal verwoes is of erg beskadig is. Van die huise brand nog. Die stortreen wat oor die gebied uitsak het grootliks gehelp om die vlamme te blus maar die gevaar is nog nie verby nie. Oral langs die pad en in die woongebied is daar brandspanne ontplooi en die polisie patrolleer die gebied. Ons het net tot in die omgewing van die Botaniese tuin beweeg so ek is nie seker of daar nog skade na die kant van Pringelbaai is nie.
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    Wow - left there yesterday back home to Windhoek. Didnít see a plume of smoke. Friend phoned us while on the road - just unbelievable!!

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    More than 40 houses burned.

    Seems like our house is out of danger thanks to the rain. Outbuilding burned to the ground.
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    Quote Originally Posted by albertvl View Post
    More than 40 houses burned.

    Seems like our house is out of danger thanks to the rain. Outbuilding burned to the ground.
    40 houses which area?
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    Quote Originally Posted by duncang View Post
    40 houses which area?
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    Looks like the looting has already started. Neighbours noticed someone going through the rubble and collecting stuff like tools.
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    Insane how the fire went right around our wooden house but didn't burn down the main building.
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    Ok just been informed R44 between Pringle & Bettys closed emergency servicess mopping up and also to try and prevent looting, been told by one of our volunteers the fire jumped the road opposite Harold Porter and ripped all the way to the beach yesterday afternoon emergeny services were picking people off the beach, never saw anything in Pringle just the smoke, we were so lucky, dont think there was much to burn after last week. Terrible what has happened here on the Whale Coast, it could have been a lot worse last week with the people on holiday.
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    Lets hope the fire is extinguished.I see for the next 2 days a strong westerly wind is predicted for the afternoons.
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    Latest update is that 30 houses have been completely destroyed in Bettys, including the Catholic and Anglican churches, and about 27 damaged. The wind was gusting up to 100km/h - and when the north westerly rips through Bettys Bay, it really rips. There was some heavy rain last night, but not enough to completely kill the fire, it seems.
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