This afternoon at 1355 AB Coert of Overberg Fire and Rescue received a call that once again the Greyton gorge was on fire. In a similar incident last year millions of Rands of damage were done over several days. The fire lasted days and completely leveled a well-known wine estate and if it had not been for some Top Gun style flying by a local pilot on the yellow helo the top half of Greyton would have gone up in smoke.
This time the fire seems to have started higher up the mountain in an isolated kloof which is not on any walking trails. Certainly not ones on the map although with a little perseverance and some know how it is accessible. At the time of writing the fire was burning up the mountain towards a wild plantation of pines. Strangely the fire is burning in one of the only areas that did not burn in last years massive fire.