80 firefighters monitor Knysna, Plett flare-ups

2017-07-07 13:00
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Cape Town – The organisation Working on Fire on Friday said 80 firefighters had been deployed to monitor flare-ups which started in the Eden Valley on Thursday afternoon. 

This follows devastating blazes in the area in June, which destroyed more than 600 structures in Knysna and Plettenberg Bay. 

In a statement, Working on Fire said the Knysna, Plettenberg Bay, Keurfontein, Wilderness and Blanco areas had been affected by flare-ups. 

The Knysna Municipality said no property was in danger and that no areas had been evacuated. 

Meanwhile, the Western Cape government encouraged tourists to visit the Knysna Oyster Festival which started on Friday. 

The financial contribution from the tourist activity would assist in rebuilding Knysna, the provincial government said. 

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