Photos of Simonstown Fire

A fire swept through Simonstown yesterday, causing damage to multiple buildings and spurring moments of chaos.

Simonstown Fire South Africa

imonstown Fire South Africa

Amber flying high from the strong winds allowed the fire to quickly spread and light up areas far from the main blaze.

Simonstown Fire South Africa


Simonstown Fire South Africa
The edge of the forest — in Simon’s Town.

If it wasn’t for the combined brave efforts of Firefighters, Volunteers and Residents, Simonstown would still be under siege.

Helicopter dropping water on fire
Aerial support being provided by the ‪#‎SANDF‬.

Fire helicopter with mountain

Simonstown Fire South Africa

Fireman drinking water

Simonstown Fire South Africa

Carrying belongings from fire

Prayers go to the families that lost their homes. #SimonsTown

Simonstown Fire South Africa

Simonstown Fire South Africa
Thatch roof causes house to burn
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Some fires were left as firefighters focus on saving houses
Simonstown Fire South Africa
A victim assesses the damage

Simonstown Fire South Africa

Fire victims with belongings

Simonstown Fire House

Photos and text on this page © Justin Sullivan from Sullivan Photography.

A SANParks spokesman has said that it appears that yesterday’s fires were deliberately set, but a full investigation will take place to determine the cause.

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