WATCH: Fires tear through Knysna as residents are evacuated

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More areas in the Knysna region have been evacuated following a series of raging fires that have set the area ablaze on Wednesday.

Four deaths have been reported.

Welbedacht, Nania, Eastford, Green Pastures, and Knysna Heights have also been confirmed by the Eden District Municipality to be undergoing evacuations due to the dangerous fires, with concerns being raised that the town - which boasts a population of 77 000 - may have to be evacuated. 

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