Wildfires – South Africa
Firefighters were on Tuesday attending to 19 fires across the Western Cape, while still trying to put out the Paarl fire which was “out of control”. The fire in the Paarl area is being fanned by strong wind and several properties remain at risk.
Fires were burning on the Cape Peninsula, West Coast, and in the Cape Winelands, the provincial public works department said in a statement on Tuesday.
The main building on the Calais wine estate was destroyed on Tuesday morning. The fire started on Sunday.
Wildfires also damaged several homes in Vredehoek, Cape Town.