South African Probe Sheds Light on What Caused #KnysnaFire
An investigation by Knysna Chief Fire Services officer Colin Manuel has suggested that a small fire using pine cones as kindling burned out of control and caused one of the country's most devastating blazes which resulted in billions of rands worth of property damage and forced hundreds to flee their homes.
The fire in Knysna, looking from Buffalo Bay towards Brenton (file photo).
South Africa: Probe Sheds Light on Cause of #KnysnaFire
Daily Maverick, 15 August 2017
The Southern Cape wildfires have died down, but for someone, the burn is just beginning. Following the release of a forensic report into what may have caused the inferno, officials… Read more »
South Africa: Knysna Fires Report to Be Released
News24Wire, 14 August 2017
The Knysna municipality will release a report on Monday on the fires that killed seven people and damaged or destroyed at least 1 000 homes in Knysna and Plettenberg Bay. Read more »
Since the Knysna fires of the past week, two paramedics have been responsible for posting controversial and racist rants on their social media accounts, leading to the suspension ... Read more »
Several people have been killed, including a family of three, a small child, and a firefighter, while thousands are still displaced after a wildfire tore through the Garden Route ... Read more »