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Homes destroyed in Gordons Bay

Although a fire that broke out in Gordons Bay on Tuesday 7 November 2017 was mostly contained the same evening, the danger is far from over according to a spokesperson from the Fire And Rescue Services.

Firefighting teams were able to contain large parts of the fire after the wind died down in the evening, but in places it is still out of control. On Wednesday morning 8 November 2017, the wind picked up earlier than expected and was howling in the valley below the mountain from the early hours of the morning. At least 5 homes were destroyed in the blaze that spread as far as Scarborough.

Sir Lowry's Pass is open for traffic in both directions as the R44 remains closed due to smoke and flames.

Flare-ups are likely and fire teams are monitoring the situation closely. An Oryx helicopter is on stand-bye.

Although there were no formal evacuations, some residential areas are still under threat.

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