70 people lose their homes to veld fires

70 people lose their homes to veld fires

26 January 2008

published by www.sabcnews.com 

South Africa — Western Cape Disaster Management head, Greg Pillay, has confirmed that 70 people have been displaced after several shacks and six houses were razed by raging veldfires in the Cape Peninsula.

Two firefighters, who sustained second and third degree burns while battling the devastating fires at Scarborough, are in a stable condition at the Claremont hospital. They will be undergoing surgery tomorrow.

Firefighters will continue to monitor hot spots as strong winds continue. Pillay says 28 firefighting vehicles and three helicopters are being used.

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