On the first day of summer, Knysna was on fire in the forest area near Bongani.
The day before, it looked as if the dump site between Upper Olde Place and Bongani was on fire AGAIN. It’s possible that spread.
Surrounding suburbs were covered in smoke that could easily have been mistaken for a massive cloud.
Hope all are safe and that TB and asthma sufferers were wise enough to move out of the area.
KUDOS to our Fire Services for preventing what could have been Knysna’s worst disaster.
BIG PLEASE TO THE PUBLIC: Glass can act as a magnifier, a firestarter. If you see a broken bottle, pick it up. If you see drunkards breaking glass, report them.Protect your homes.
Our town is surrounded by forest. As beautiful as it is, it’s also a potential destroyer.