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Photo Cred: Sullivan Photography

Sullivan Photography shared harrowing photos of the Betty’s Bay fire and different ways that people may get involved in helping those affected by them.


On the 5th and 6th day of the Betty’s Bay Fire, the 6th of January, Sullivan Photography shared an update post about the progress being made on the ground. At the time, the fire was 60% contained and there was just one fire line exposed to spreading further.

The update included helpful information for people wanting to make donations to help those affected by the fire.

“The fire line that moved into the Overberg District municipalities area of responsibility has been extinguished before reaching productive agricultural areas

City of Cape Town is busy suppressing the fire line above Clarence drive, this fire reached their area last evening (5th January).”

Donations can be dropped off directly at Crassula Hall in Betty’s Bay, and the Hermanus Community Policing Forum will accept donations on a 24-hour basis at the Hermanus Fire and Rescue and Disaster Management offices in 14 Mussel Road, Hermanus Industrial Area.

Donations may also be made to the Overstrand Municipality Executive Mayor’s Special Fund to assist the Betty’s Bay, Hangklip, Pringle Bay and Rooiels areas. You can find banking details for the fund here.

“Overstrand Municipality and CapeNature would like to extend their appreciation to the teams and service providers that, again, gave their best today. – NCC Environmental Services, Volunteer Wildfire Services, Overberg District Municipality, Greater Overberg FPA, Working on Fire Betty’s Bay Volunteer Community Fire Fighters, Pringle Bay Volunteer Community Fire Fighters, Delta Search & Rescue, Traffic and Law enforcement”

Justin Sullivan, the incredible photographer behind these harrowing images, is currently working on a documentary showcasing the wildfires of the Western Cape and the heroes that battle them. Filming for the documentary starts on the 8th of January and will continue throughout the wildfire season.

“Aimed at creating awareness, environmental education and bringing to life the stories of those who battle these rampant wild fires, this all inclusive documentary will highlight every aspect of modern day fire suppression, prevention, rehabilitation and both the history & science of wild fires in the Cape Floral Kingdom.

The frequency and intensity of wildfires in the Cape region has increased drastically over the last decade due to irregular climate patterns, population growth on the urban-wildland interface and an increase in human negligence and premeditated ignitions.

This documentary will not only serve to address all the issues above, but promote a constructive working synergy within the firefighting community and the public, embracing the term ‘Fire is Everyone’s fight’.”

You can see some of the Betty’s Bay photos below.

Sources: Facebook
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