Overstrand Fire Chief, Lester Smith, says strong winds could cause more flare-ups in the fires in the Western Cape region on Monday.
Firefighting crews in Franskraal and Karwyderskraal in the Overstrand region in the Western Cape have received aerial support.
Firefighters are struggling to contain fires in Franskraal in the Overstrand. Thus far more than 60 residential properties have been destroyed or damaged, and nearly 13 000 hectares of vegetation has been destroyed.
Learners of the only school at the Wupperthal Moravian Mission Station near Clanwilliam in the Western Cape will not start their school year on Wednesday morning.
It’s a bleak New Year’s Eve for hundreds of residents at the Moravian Mission Station of Wupperthal near Clanwilliam on the West Coast.