Residents at McGregor and surrounding areas in the Langeberg Municipality of the Western Cape…

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Residents at McGregor and surrounding areas in the Langeberg Municipality of the Western Cape…

Residents at McGregor and surrounding areas in the Langeberg Municipality of the Western Cape have been asked to evacuate their homes due to a fire that is burning in the area, which is threatening properties. Cape Winelands Fire Commander, Piet du Plessis, says the fire is currently burning high up in the Riviersonderend mountains. He says 12 firefighting vehicles, with 48 fire fighters are currently battling the blaze. Du Plessis says the fire has already destroyed around 20 hectares of vegetation: “We fighting this fire in the Riviersonderend mountains and the fire’s running towards Stormsvlei and a portion of it is burning back slowly towards the McGregor area. It is within the Cape Winelands District Municipality’s area. This fire is fanned by a very strong wind. On some of the properties we have asked the people to leave, to evacuate. We are also assisted by the police service to assist with the evacuation at this point in time.”

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5 comments on “Residents at McGregor and surrounding areas in the Langeberg Municipality of the Western Cape…

  1. We pray that the fire are under control and we pray for those who have lost their homes…guide and protect all those firemen and women fighting those fires….let Thy Angel protection be with them ??

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