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Incredible photos of firefighting heroes from the Franschhoek Pass fire last night.

A passionate Documentary photographer specialising in Cape Wild Fires captured the most incredible photos of our firefighting heroes from the Franschhoek fire last night.

 

Justin Sullivan has been exploring photography in the greater Cape Town region for the past 3 years, broadening his expertise in Documentary Photography – specialising in Cape Wild Fires.

After completing his secondary schooling at the all-boys-boarding school Michaelhouse, Justin studied Development & Environmental Studies at the University of Stellenbosch. Justin completed majors in Geography & Environmental Studies, Public & Development Management, and a half-major in Sociology.

Sullivan now focusses his work on highlighting contemporary issues within South Africa, using photography to display insights into an unknown world. His documentary work from numerous Wild Fires around Cape Town has been highly recognised both locally and internationally, with various publications for print and online media.

The talented photographer was on assignment last night for ‘Walking with Fire: A Wildfire Documentary’ when a fire was reported near the Franschhoek pass yesterday (15/04/17) in the early evening. A number of crews were quick to respond and made exceptional progress with the wind shifts and steep terrain. The Fire was moving from relatively young fynbos into older veld (+20years), but was halted on the pass road thanks to collaborative efforts from the various crews and their management teams.

There were 42 firefighters & 20 management staff on the line at any given time.

All efforts by the responding services lead to the fire being contained in the early hours of this morning. Currently the fire remains contained. Ground crews from various agencies and CWDM Fire Services will continue to mop up and monitor the area throughout the day.

“A good working synergy always reaps good rewards – well done to all teams involved and good luck to fresh teams being deployed throughout the day.”

Check out all the pics from the night below:


Sources: Sullivan Photography
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