Family who lost 8 in fire speak out

JOHANNESBURG - Firefighters continue to battle a runaway fire outside Plettenberg Bay.

Eight people, believed to be from the same family, have already lost their lives.

READ: Fight against Southern Cape fires continues

Fire officials say several wildfires are still burning, with most brought under control.

With the fires in George and Knysna largely contained, all efforts are now being focussed on the farming community of De Vlugt.

* Simea and Benjamin Oelf spoke out on losing their family members.

Wildfires in the Southern Cape have claimed 8 lives including six children. Strong winds continue to ravage the area as firefighters continue to battle the blaze. Courtesy #DStv403

Hundreds of firefighters continue to battle raging blazes on the Garden Route. The fires have destroyed approximately 65,000 hectares of vegetation. Courtesy #DStv403


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