Support to firefighters in Betty's Bay
A raging fire broke out in the Betty’s Bay area on December 31 2018 and forced locals and firefighters to usher in the new year while battling a blaze and prevent flames from spreading.
The fire reportedly broke out around 12 pm on New Year’s Eve on the lower slopes of the Voorberg above Mooisig Betty’s Bay.
One person was killed and two seriously injured on Thursday in the Betty’s Bay and Pringle Bay blaze.
The Greater Overberg Fire Protection Association said in a statement: “With huge regret, we have to report the loss of a life during the early hours of this morning. Our sincere condolences to the family. Cause of the fatality is currently unknown, SAPS and forensic services investigating.
“We request the public to keep the communities of Betty’s Bay, Pringle Bay, Hangklip and surrounding rural area in their thoughts, it was a traumatic night full of uncertainty."
Firefighters in the Western Cape are battling raging veld and mountain fires between Betty's Bay and Pringle Bay and a call have been made on the community to support the firefighters by donating energy meals and hydration packs.
In partnership with Genesis, LTN will provide Fire Fighter Packs or financial support for equipment to these brave fighters. If you want to make a donation, please follow this link to the project page: Support the firefighters in Betty's Bay