Metro spokesperson, Mthubanzi Mniki, said that the vegetation fires had increased since Wednesday night and informal dwellings had been destroyed near the Van Stadens Gorge.
“For now, only four informal dwellings have been destroyed at Van Stadens Gorge. No injuries have been reported so far. The increased wind speed is posing a challenge for the fire fighting teams, however they are doing their best to limit injury to people, animals and property,” said Mniki.
According to the SA Weather Service, wind speed is expected to decrease during the course of Thursday making it more conducive for fire fighting teams working across the Bay battling the blaze.