Please pray for these people that stay in St Francis. It really is bad – and the wind is still pumping!!

St Francis Chronicle

“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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    • We went up on the hill and we are about 30km’s away, and you could see the halo of flames over the houses in St Francis Bay – I stay in a neighbouring town – Jeffreys Bay. Talking about 50-80 houses – all high end. And it is still raging. Started by a BBQ fire?!?!?

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