Runaway fire guts homes in St Francis Bay
Residents and holidaymakers were urged to urgently evacuate as a runaway fire tore through a part of St Francis Bay on Tuesday in the Eastern Cape.
The Kouga municipality issued an evacuation call as the fire reached some homes in the town, near Port Elizabeth.
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“A runaway fire is burning among the houses at Harbour Road, St Francis Bay,” the municipality said in a post on Facebook.
“All residents and holiday-makers in the area, up to Assisi Drive, are advised to evacuate as a matter of urgency. Should you need a safe place to go to, please go to the St Francis municipal offices.”
A municipal spokesperson told Algoa FM News that at least four homes had burnt down.
This is a developing story.
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