100% CONTAINED, 1 FIRE FIGHTER REMAINS IN HOSPITAL
The three fire fighters who were injured on Sunday, 31 January 2021 in a veldfire in the mountains at Gansbaai’s Masakhane informal settlement, are recovering.
Overstrand Fire Chief, Lester Smith said two fire fighters have been discharged – one last night and one this morning. The third fire fighter remains in hospital and is being treated for second degree burns to his hand and arms.
A vehicle and a pump were destroyed by the fire and the incident is under investigation. The fire chief confirmed that the fire has been contained.
Overstrand Municipality expresses its condolences to the family of fire fighter Nelio van Rooy from the Barrydale Station who died while serving his community in fighting the Barrydale mountain fire on Sunday, 31 January 2021.