Chile’s Calbuco volcano erupted on Wednesday for the first time in 42 years.
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A second helicopter crash in a matter of weeks killed a pilot and his crew member late Wednesday afternoon while dousing a fire in Bainskloof.
SANParks says an investigation into the Cape fires that raged across the Southern Section of Table Mountain National Park for almost a week was caused by an accidental, negligent act.
A “large vegetation fire” was raging on the slopes of Table Mountain above the Imizamo Yethu informal settlement…
The cost of containing the multiple fires on Table Mountain National Park continues to rise. Current estimates are that the infrastructure damage in the National Park alone, since the fires started is already more than R5 million.
Fire tornadoes above Constantia Uitsig / Buitenverwachting Wine Farms, below Constantiaberg Mast, in Tokai Forest, Cape Town.
Christo Marais from Natural Resource Management gives us an overview of the fire damage to fauna and flora.
Drone footage of some of the affected areas after the fire had gone through.
At least 198 flying hours have been logged resulting in 2000 water drops, equivalent to about 2 million liters of water. The flying hour cost is currently estimated at R2.4 million.
I stopped in at the Lakeside fire station, where an exhausted yet upbeat crew related how they had been operating the only urban area fire engine, responding to a number of fires during the night…