by airyfairy 9d ago

This afternoon I was sent this photo taken from above our town. In the foreground was one of the most badly burnt areas called Knysna Heights. I have drawn a little circle where we live. We were so lucky that the terrible wind decided not to blow our way. The hill on the right was also terribly burnt.

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by lbrow 10h ago

Thanking the Lord that you a d yours are safe/Lillian

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by gerryvb 1d ago

how terrible for all these people and animals. they sure can use our thoughts and prayers. I'm glad you are safe.

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by katydid 1d ago

Terrible tragedy. Thank God you are safe. Kay

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by hightechgrammy 1d ago

Sarah, I'm so sorry this happened to your community. Also glad it didn't come close to you. We live in a forest so we worry about fires.

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by momac 9d ago

Glad you were safe Sarah, saw a lot of the damage on Carte Blanche last night. My thought and prayers go out to those who lost love ones and pets. Hugs from Maureen

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airyfairy by airyfairy 9d ago

Thank you Maureen. I actually could not watch CB last night. Knysna is mourning

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by babsie 9d ago

Glad your property was saved. Our hearts and prayers go out to everybody that suffered and lost everything. Hugs from Pretoria.

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airyfairy by airyfairy 9d ago

We were so lucky. We did not even have to evacuate. Some people had to evacuate four times. We have been told that a few fires have started up again.

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by sandralane 9d ago

Sarah, glad you are safe, thanks for the photo. What devastation, yes fires destroy and thank god we have brave firemen, of which my husband was one in Australia before retiring some 12 years ago.. Sandra.

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airyfairy by airyfairy 9d ago

I personally think that all firefighters are heroes. I am pleased for you that your husband is now retired and safe

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by mranderson 9d ago

How terrible for all these people. Fire is so devastating. So pleased to hear that you are OK Sarah. Hugs Marg

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airyfairy by airyfairy 9d ago

We are fine, thank you Marg. Lovely to see you here

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by kustomkuddle 9d ago

How awful. Such devastation. I am glad that you are safe. Praying those who have lost everything find peace and the help that they need.

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airyfairy by airyfairy 9d ago

Thank you

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by pennifold 9d ago

Thank God you are alright Sarah. God bless all those firefighters who risked life and limb to try and save people's homes. I know there has been so much devastation. Love Chris

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airyfairy by airyfairy 9d ago

500 homes gone.

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by dragonflyer 9d ago

So very sad for those who have lost everything and for your town...so very happy that you are safe and sound...

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airyfairy by airyfairy 9d ago

Thank you Kim

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by asterixsew Moderator 9d ago

Sarah how very sad

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airyfairy by airyfairy 9d ago

Thank you Caroline

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by jrob Moderator 9d ago

Oh, my goodness. Utter devastation.

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airyfairy by airyfairy 9d ago

Very, very sad

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by crafter2243 Moderator 9d ago

I am glad you stayed save. Fires are horrible.

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airyfairy by airyfairy 9d ago

First time I have ever been so close to fires like this

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