VIDEOS AND PICS #KnysnaFire: Scenes of devastation

An estimated 10 000 residents have been evacuated from their homes in Knysna as fires blazed through the Eden district, with 50 buildings - including a Knysna High School hostel building and the Knysna Terrace Guest House - believed to have been gutted.

Residents, volunteers and journalists took to social media to share images and videos from the scene.





















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[Watch] Rows of houses destroyed by #KnysnaFire

[Watch] Rows of houses destroyed by #KnysnaFire

A scene from Knysna Heights, the morning after the devastating fire.

 Knysna relief efforts kick off, SANDF to assist as fire continues

Knysna relief efforts kick off, SANDF to assist as fire continues

Three people died in the Knysna blaze that started on Tuesday.

[LISTEN] Resident describes #KnysnaFire that razed his house to the ground

[LISTEN] Resident describes #KnysnaFire that razed his house to the ground

Adrian Egerty and his family have lost their home after #KnysnaFire - he tells us how it happened

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"The town is burning" #KnysnaFire

An evacuated resident who moved to Knysna a week ago describes how half the town has burnt down and the blaze continues to spread.

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"Knysna is pulling together" #KnysnaFire

Disaster Management and Social Service's Fran Kirsten speaks to CapeTalk's Koketso Sachane about the latest developments.

Mass evacuations, homes burn #KnysnaFire

Mass evacuations, homes burn #KnysnaFire

The seaside town is under threat as an estimated 26 runaway fires blaze their way across this section of the famed Garden Route.

Evacuation underway in Knysna as fire worsens

Evacuation underway in Knysna as fire worsens

A family of three from Rheenendal was killed earlier in the fire that's also forced the closure of a section of the N2 between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay.

Snow falls expected amid severe weather #CapeStorm

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Provincial Emergency Operations Centre at Tygerberg Hospital was activated at 22h00 last night in advance of the storm.

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Cape Town's Disaster Risk Management Centre says several teams have already been dispatched to provide humanitarian relief.

N2 closed as fire blazes in Knysna #KnysnaFire

N2 closed as fire blazes in Knysna #KnysnaFire

A massive fire close to the N2 between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay began on Wednesday morning.

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