Fire in Fernkloof

Our favourite walking area is burning.  A fire started this morning; no doubt as a result of some careless smoker, or perhaps deliberately.  By this afternoon the helicopter was dousing it with water but it is now burning out of control and will soon have destroyed many hectares of fynbos.  Of course, this is not all bad news as the veld needs a fire every 12 to 14 years, but it is, nevertheless, sad to see the destruction and one feels for the animals that have lost their environment, or even their lives. Tomorrow will reveal the full extent of the damage, as it will no doubt burn through the night and spread over a very large area.  The pictures below are from our house.

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