Fish Hoek Fire
Fish Hoek Fire

At first, the scene looks like another sensational sunset in South Africa blazing across the sky. But unfortunately this was a real fire burning on Elsies Peak today in Fish Hoek/Glencairn, Western Cape, South Africa. (See Update below.)

Local professional photographer Robyn Gwilt Рfrom RobynG Photography Рtook the dramatic set of photos on this page.

“It’s been one hellava week,” she says,”for personal reasons, with the loss of loved ones; and after a funeral in Joburg, I returned home this evening to find that Fish Hoek (Elsies Peak in particular) was on fire…

Fish Hoek Fire

“It started in Glencairn about mid-day apparently, then spread with the strong wind… and came over the mountain towards OUR house…

Fish Hoek Fire

“Big ‘up’s’ to the fire-fighters and community, and especially the guys in the choppers and spotter plane – dangerous work, they must be exhausted! Thank You!”

Fish Hoek Fire

Fish Hoek Fire

Fish Hoek Fire

UPDATE Thursday, 20 November 2014:

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“The heroes are back,” says Robyn. “The fire was contained last night but still continued and the wind was still here when I woke up. And thanks to the Firefighters, so was I!

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“The choppers are back this morning. Straight over our house, sharp turn right…left hand down a bit. Thank you for keeping us safe!

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“These are all Volunteers – please support them with donations, food, drinks, whatever you can –¬†www.vws.org.za/

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To see more of Robyn’s photos, please like her Facebook Page:
www.facebook.com/Robyn.Gwilt.Photography

TO VIEW REPORTS ON THE MUIZENBERG FIRE OF 01 AND 02 MARCH 2015, CLICK HERE.