That must have been a frightening experience.
 And it is not yet summer in your area. I guess you get more rain in summer?


Op zo 17 sep 2023 om 07:40 schreef Alan C <>:

> 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
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