UPDATE: St Francis Bay fire contained

The Kouga Local Municipality in the Eastern Cape is evacuating residents around St Francis Bay, due to a fire. Courtesy #DStv403

  • Editor's note: This articel has been updated with new information.

JOHANNESBURG - The fire that damaged at least 20 homes in St Francis Bay has been contained.

Earlier, the Kouga Local Municipality in the Eastern Cape evacuated residents around St Francis Bay, due to a fire burning through houses in the area.

It's still unclear how the fire started, but firefighters were dispatched to the area.

READ: Alex residents say firefighters ill-prepared to deal to fire

Unaffected residents have been assisting authorities to put out the blaze.

Municipal officials said if residents need a safe place, they should head to St Francis Bay municipal offices.

Source
eNCA