Please pray for these people that stay in St Francis. It really is bad – and the wind is still pumping!!
“Houses are burning all the way to the sea on the canals,” a fireman told St Francis Chronicle this evening. The fire apparently started at Royal Wharf late afternoon where some people were having a braai.
It also reportedly started when the electricity went off. From there the fierce winds that sprang up this afternoon tossed the fire rapidly down Spray Avenue, taking down Hynsie and the Robertson’s house, then the Nortje’s house before jumping over the canals towards big Time Taverna and in the vicinity . Some bystanders estimated as many as about 60 houses could burning down – or more..
Most of the houses on the canals are thatch roofs and many do not have water hydrants, so the fire was spreading fast from about 4.30 pm onwards.
Photos taken in Spray Avenue and in the vicinity of La Digue place and the little bridge towards Big Time Taverna by…
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