South African Firefighters Battle 106 Blazes in One Day

Firefighting services state that blazes which devastated the Somerset West and Helderberg regions causing property damage estimated to be worth millions of rands have been contained.


  • Cape Town Fires Finally Contained

    Publication Date:
    5 January 2017

    The fire that raged at Somerset West, fifty kilometres outside Cape Town has been contained. Starting three days ago, seven homes, including a gutted ... see more »

Left: Bezweni Lodge where a blaze resulted property damage estimated to be worth millions. Top-right: helicopters transport water used to douse flames. Bottom-right: Fires threatened wildlife as well as residents.