Justin Sullivan, a passionate Documentary photographer specialising in Cape Wild Fires, was on the scene at the Cape Point Fire to capture the heroic firefighters in action.
A large wildfire quickly spread on the Cape Peninsula yesterday as crews battled the blaze in strong SE conditions. Approximately 90 firefighters were on the line, with 3 Hueys and a Spotter plane.
Times Live reported on Thursday (1 March 2018) that large plumes of smoke are visible billowing above the southern peninsula where a strong south east gale is blowing.
South African National Parks spokesperson Merle Collins said the cause of the blaze was unknown. Park accommodation in the Olifantsbos area of the reserve had been evacuated and a helicopter had been deployed‚ Collins said.
“At this point there is no threat to the main road or to the point‚” she said.
Justin Sullivan, a passionate Documentary photographer specialising in Cape Wild Fires, was on the scene to capture the heroic firefighters in action.
Sullivan has been exploring photography in the greater Cape Town region for the past 2 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.
Crews stayed the whole night and are currently still monitoring the situation with one flank still burning strong.
Check out his photo collection from the Cape Point fire below: