Was the fire in Greyton and malicious act?

Gorge fire 2019

Without warning and out of the blue just after 16h00 on Wednesday the gorge caught alight and has left most of the Greyton Mountains charred. Reports have been surfacing since the start of several youths leaving the scene at speed as the fire started to take hold. SAPS and the Overberg fire chief are investigating and several communications to the effect have been made by regional services.

Sadly, we tend to forget that other living things as affected. For example, in the picture attached the local baboons have lost thousands of ha use as a source of food and shelter. This will no doubt force them later in the season into Greyton again as competition for resources increases.

Gorge fire 2 2019

Mountain residents look on at their home just turned to ashes.

On the good news front winds remain light and fire fighting efforts continue making some progress this Friday morning.

VIDEO OF THE FIRE>

 

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