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 Post subject: Huge fire in Agulhus NP
Unread postPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2009 6:11 pm 
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There is currently a huge fire raging in Agulhus. Apparently some buildings have been destroyed.

See here.

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 Post subject: Re: Huge fire in Agulhus NP
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Hope that the holiday homes in Agulhus and Struisbaai are not in danger as the fynbos comes right up to the houses. :pray: :pray:

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 Post subject: Re: Huge fire in Agulhus NP
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:pray: for folks that may be in harms way.

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 Post subject: Re: Huge fire in Agulhus NP
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The fire is around Pearly Beach and Die Damme area,so Struisbaai and Aghulhas is safe at the momement.The strong wind we had yesterday did'nt help the firefighters.

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 Post subject: Re: Huge fire in Agulhus NP
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News24.com has pics of the firefighters. Unfortunately they were unable to save a huse adjoining the National Park.

Scary stuff and awful for the family who own the home.

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 Post subject: Re: Huge fire in Agulhus NP
Unread postPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 5:29 pm 
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Three-day Overberg fire injures man and destroys five homes (Source: Cape Argus)
2009-12-28 12:00:01 Edition 1
A man was seriously injured and five houses were destroyed in a fire that raged in the Overberg from Thursday until yesterday.


:cry: :cry: We owned a property at Pearly Beach. Most wonderful Christmas Holidays we enjoyed there (also at Uilenkraalsmond and Franskraal).

I remember one December holiday when herds (?) of tortoises crossed the road between Gansbaai and Pearly Beach, migrating towards the direction of the beach - to the extend that there were half dead tortoises or corpses every ten meters or so on the road in the pic below, literally littering the road. And did the holiday makers between Pearly Beach and Gansbaai slow down to avoid these tortoises... NOooo. :evil: :cry:

Now you may ask why I am rambling on... Well, I feel for all the animals that have or will succumb to the raging fire.


http://www.flickr.com/photos/dvdmerwe/4219820784/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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 Post subject: Re: Huge fire in Agulhus NP
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Honorary Rangers Koos Swart and Eileen & Paul van Helden report on the course of the fire at Agulhas National Park, the damage caused and what this means for the future...

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 Post subject: Re: Huge fire in Agulhus NP
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Thanks for posting the link, DQ. :thumbs_up:

So very, very sad to read of the destruction and the damage to historical buildings, and future impact on income and most importantly, the ecology. :( :(

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 Post subject: Re: Huge fire in Agulhus NP
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Human stupidity as always! :evil:


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 Post subject: Re: Huge fire in Agulhus NP
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We stay in Baardskeerdersbos and the fire came right up to the road over the mountain. Over 60,000 hectars of land destroyed!! And now it seems it was all done by a pyromaniac! How can anybody go up to such beautiful country and in his right mind decide to set fire to it?? There are so many good people that work lifetimes to protect spaces like that and in a couple of days one person can destroy it all! There is no place one can escape the absolute lunacy of this world, not even in a secluded place like Baardskeerdersbos! I know how I must sound but I honestly don't know anymore. And what about the plans for the Bantamsklip nuclear station? What goverment in their right mind decide to build a nuclear power station at such a location? :huh:


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 Post subject: Re: Huge fire in Agulhus NP
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Pyromaniac? :evil: Please do tell.


Nuclear station? :evil:

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