Residents of Pringle Bay and Mooiuitsig in the Overstrand Municipality have been evacuated as…

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Residents of Pringle Bay and Mooiuitsig in the Overstrand Municipality have been evacuated as…

Residents of Pringle Bay and Mooiuitsig in the Overstrand Municipality have been evacuated as a precautionary measure due to a veld fire which is raging in the area. The R-44 between Pringle Bay and Betty’s Bay has been closed due to poor visibility caused by thick smoke. The fire started early on New Year’s day and flared up again after a strong wind yesterday prevented helicopters from water bombing the fire line. Overstrand Fire Chief, Lester Smith, says there are currently 80 firefighters with eleven fire engines on the scene, battling the blaze.” The whole town of Pringle Bay was under threat and the Overstrand called for an evacuation for Pringle Bay and all residents were evacuated to the shopping centre in the middle of Pringle Bay. Because of the vegetation in and around Pringle bay, the safest place was to evacuate people to the shopping centre.



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