by airyfairy 18 Jun 2017

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 pacmp 29 Jun 2017

So very sad, 500 homes and a whole region will never forget the terror and loss as well as the kindness and help that people were able to help with, during and after the crisis. Hope and prayers continuing for all and that people will continue to do what they can for those who have a difficult losses to deal with. Pam

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by dailylaundry 28 Jun 2017

Oh Sarah - just now seeing this picture - how dreadful! I am so happy you and yours are safe! Such devastation!

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by cfidl 28 Jun 2017

Prayers for healing of the earth and your community.

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by lbrow 27 Jun 2017

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

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by gerryvb 27 Jun 2017

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 26 Jun 2017

Terrible tragedy. Thank God you are safe. Kay

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by hightechgrammy 26 Jun 2017

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 19 Jun 2017

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 19 Jun 2017

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

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by babsie 19 Jun 2017

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 19 Jun 2017

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 19 Jun 2017

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 19 Jun 2017

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 18 Jun 2017

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 19 Jun 2017

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

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by kustomkuddle 18 Jun 2017

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 19 Jun 2017

Thank you

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by pennifold 18 Jun 2017

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 19 Jun 2017

500 homes gone.

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by dragonflyer 18 Jun 2017

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 19 Jun 2017

Thank you Kim

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by asterixsew Moderator 18 Jun 2017

Sarah how very sad

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airyfairy by airyfairy 19 Jun 2017

Thank you Caroline

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by jrob Moderator 18 Jun 2017

Oh, my goodness. Utter devastation.

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airyfairy by airyfairy 19 Jun 2017

Very, very sad

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by crafter2243 Moderator 18 Jun 2017

I am glad you stayed save. Fires are horrible.

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airyfairy by airyfairy 19 Jun 2017

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

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