Early start to Western Cape Summer Fire Season

25 Nov,2015Fire Stories

The Western Cape has already experienced several fires during the past 6 weeks and more recently multiple teams from Working on Fire battled a fire in Simonstown.

118 Working on Fire participants were hard at work in the suppression of the fire that broke out in Klawervalley, Simonstown on the 18 November 2015. The devastating fire which spread rapidly, was contained on 20 November with an estimate of 300 hectares burnt.

In the process 13 structures were damaged which included a couple of homes which were burnt. Rotational WoF Teams from False Bay, Helderberg, Kleinmond, Kluitjieskraal and Newlands, together with partners from SANParks – Table Mountain National Park,City of Cape Town Fire and Rescue Services, Volunteer Wildfire Services and the SA Navy were instrumental in the suppression of the Simonstown fire.