Betty’s Bay fires burn down 31 properties
Thirty-one residential properties have been completely destroyed and 28 properties sustained partial to major damage in the raging fires in the Betty’s Bay area, east of Cape Town, the city’s fire chief Theo Layne said.
A final inspection of all residential properties to ensure that every person was evacuated was done overnight, while “complete extinguishment of affected properties was being done”, he said.
“Crews will remain on the scene for some considerable time to ensure that the fire is completely extinguished,” Layne said.
Clarence Drive (R44 ) was reopened on Saturday morning and no further road closures were in place, he said. | African News Agency (ANA)