That must have been a frightening experience. And it is not yet summer in your area. I guess you get more rain in summer?
Henk Op zo 17 sep 2023 om 07:40 schreef Alan C <c...@lantic.net>: > Yesterday was a very hot day (40°C) in Phalaborwa with strong winds from > the west. A veld fire broke out to the West of the town & rapidly got of > control, jumping Spekboom Street on the western boundary & setting > several thatched roofed houses on fire including the iconic Elegant > Guest House. All available local firefighting services from the town > fire brigade & mines were on the scene & a firefighting helicopter was > brought in from Tzaneen but It still took 10 hours to bring the fire > under control. 12 houses were totally destroyed & others damaged but > fortunately there was no loss of life. By far the worst disaster in > Phalaborwa in the 47 years I have been here. Much cooler today but the > air is still filled with smoke. I felt it would be ghoulish to take > photos but you can find some on the internet if you look. > > Alan C > > -- %(real_name)s Pentax-Discuss Mail List To unsubscribe send an email to pdml-le...@pdml.net to UNSUBSCRIBE from the PDML, please visit the link directly above and follow the directions.