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Firefighters still trying to extinguish last of Garden Route blaze

2017-06-20 16:27

Firefighters hope to extinguish the last of the smouldering fires between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay, ahead of stronger south-westerly winds.

Zuma to visit Knysna after devastating fires

2017-06-15 10:18

President Jacob Zuma is set to visit the fire-ravaged garden route towns of Knysna and Plettenberg Bay.

Zille, provincial cabinet in Knysna to assess fire damage

2017-06-14 05:19

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille will chair a provincial cabinet meeting in Knysna to assess the damage caused by infernos.

Cost of Cape storm, Knysna fires likely billions more than R4bn - chamber

2017-06-12 22:03

The costs of last week’s huge storm in the Cape and devastating fires in the Knysna area are estimated to be between R3bn and R4bn, but it will likely be billions more, warns a business chamber.

'We got to buck up and carry on' - Knysna resident

2017-06-11 18:44

Losing your home in the Knysna fire is not a reason to grow negative, local resident Rob Joubert believes.

Donations flood in for #Knysna fire relief

2017-06-09 17:04

Since the start of the Knysna fires, help in all forms, shapes and sizes has flooded in, from people donating clothes, blankets, bottled water, time and skills, as well as monetary donations.

Plett firefighter who died tried to outrun blaze

2017-06-09 14:00

A volunteer firefighter has died in George after sustaining injuries while helping to put out wildfires in Plettenberg Bay.

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#KnysnaFires: Community members lend a helping hand

Gift of the Givers and volunteers set up camp near the affected areas on Friday to help those displaced by the fire.

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'The clothes on our bodies are the only thing we own' – Knysna resident

2017-06-09 11:49

The "perfect storm" has hit the Eden district, an official with the Western Cape municipality has said.

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'Everything that could go wrong has gone wrong in Knysna'

Overnight about 80% of the fireline has been contained. Fresh legs and better conditions, but 3 000-4 000 people remain displaced. Some evacuated areas have been declared safe, but a second firefighter has been injured, in addition to the firefighter injured on Thursday. The water supply in Knysna is running low.

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R250k put aside for Knysna’s destroyed beehives

2017-06-16 07:01

Knysna's bees have not been forgotten as R250 000 is put aside to help them survive after the fire, the Gift of the Givers said on Thursday.

Knysna family finds hope in the ashes

2017-06-14 12:00

Buried in the wreckage of the devastating Knysna fires, one family has found some hope in their gutted home.

Extra Classics is Groot concert organised in aid of Knysna

2017-06-13 14:26

An extra Classics is Groot concert will be held in aid of those affected by the devastating fires in Knysna.

#KnysnaFires: Motorists film fires along the N2

2017-06-12 09:48

Heavy smoke on the road, huge flames... a video shows the affect of the devastating blaze on motorists travelling along the N2 from Knysna to Sedgefield.

Western Cape natural disaster death toll rises to 11

2017-06-11 13:46

The death count from natural disasters in the Western Cape has risen to 11 over the weekend, following the death of a 63-year-old man in Concordia outside Knysna.

Engen lends support to Knynsa and Plett fire-fighters

2017-06-09 14:21

In response to the devastation caused by fires in and around Knysna and Plettenburg Bay, Engen has joined hands with the community and hundreds of volunteers. Here's how you can help...

Devastation and then a miracle - #Knysna fires

2017-06-09 14:00

Scores of people living in an informal settlement in Knysna have been left homeless after a fire.

Concerns over missing loved ones as 4 000 still displaced in Knysna

2017-06-09 12:35

Knysna relief workers are helping to trace people who are unaccounted for, after raging fires forced a mass evacuation of the town, the Gift of the Givers has said.

INFOGRAPHIC: #KnysnaFire by numbers

2017-06-09 11:17

As firefighters continue to battle the rampant fire which has caused catastrophic destruction in Knysna, residents are trying to piece their lives back together.

AS IT HAPPENED: Banks, business contribute millions towards #KnysnaFire

2017-06-09 08:15

With about 80% of the fireline of the wildfires that have spread throughout the Garden Route contained and some areas declared safe, officials and residents have focused on mop-up operations and helping affected people.

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