Recently both the Western and Eastern Cape experienced ravaging and runaway fires unlike what we had seen in years. 2017 will surely go down in history as the year of the runaway blaze.
Not only animals, but human lives too were lost in the inferno.
Between 7 000 and 10 000 people had to evacuate their homes in and around Brenton where many simply stood in shock and bewilderment as scenes of horror unfolded. While fire fighters were doing what they do best there was clearly not enough help as required. The communities surrounding the affected areas stood together in helping to calm down this furious yet natural element.
Long after the devastating inferno a black mass of root lay scattered as far as the eye could see and beyond.
Brenton-on-Sea residents experienced an electricity outage as well as a break in the water supply weeks after the incident. And for those who refuse to lose hope, went back to their homes and are positive to build it up again. The red crosses on the map indicate 51 properties that were destroyed in the raging fires.
For those seeking to buy a new home, contact Sophie in Brenton-on-Sea 082 572 2729.