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Terrible fires spreading to Cape Town

just heard about the terrible fires raging around Cape Town and spreading very fast. I am not a religious person, but I am praying that the town- and especially its wonderful people, including all our relatives- can come out of this unhurt.
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Re: Terrible fires spreading to Cape Town

The fire seems to be under control now.
http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/Ne...spots-20150305

Map with affected area:
http://southernafrica.afis.co.za
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Re: Terrible fires spreading to Cape Town

Seeing the destruction these fires have caused is just heartbreaking

These mountains were our 'playground' for many years and I have such fond memories of the time we spent exploring them.

To see how the animals, plant life and people that have been harmed or displaced is just awful!
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Re: Terrible fires spreading to Cape Town

Awaiting news from all our many relatives in the area. As you say, it is heart breaking.

Edit- just got a message from on of our many nieces there- they live a long way from the fires, and say that things seem to be under control now. The news pictures were quite terrifying (and beautiful at the same time).

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Re: Terrible fires spreading to Cape Town

Same as the fires by mossel bay few years back.. Most of it spread due to total incompetence. . I have no reason to doubt the same here.

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Seeing the destruction these fires have caused is just heartbreaking

These mountains were our 'playground' for many years and I have such fond memories of the time we spent exploring them.

To see how the animals, plant life and people that have been harmed or displaced is just awful!
The lady in the photo is my mom's sister.
Very sad.They have been given free accommodation
in a retirement village till the shock wears off and they
back on their feet.
My sister is helping them with food etc.
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Re: Terrible fires spreading to Cape Town

Arghh Mark- what a dreadfully sad coincidence. I am so so sorry. Hope she gets all the help and support she can get, bless her.
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Gee ! horrible
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Awaiting news from all our many relatives in the area. As you say, it is heart breaking.

Edit- just got a message from on of our many nieces there- they live a long way from the fires, and say that things seem to be under control now. The news pictures were quite terrifying (and beautiful at the same time).
Yikes. Fingers crossed that things stay under control until the fires can be put out entirely!
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The lady in the photo is my mom's sister.
Very sad.They have been given free accommodation
in a retirement village till the shock wears off and they
back on their feet.
My sister is helping them with food etc.
Oh no MarkH - I am so sorry to hear this.

I have heard and seen such wonderful stories of how the communities are coming together to assist all those (people and animals) affected - I cannot even fathom what she must be going through.
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