What started as a veldfire has reached a blaze that, according to reports, has swept through the town of Phalaborwa.
Social activist Yusuf Abramjee tweeted that 20 houses have been razed by the runaway veldfire on the outskirts of the town.
20 houses have already been razed to the ground by a runaway veld fire on the outskirts of Phalaborwa. pic.twitter.com/JpiBn6or8X
— Yusuf Abramjee (@Abramjee) September 16, 2023
According to Tzaneen Voice, an unconfirmed number of people have been injured.
The publication reported that the town’s residents are working together to prevent further disaster as most homes in the area have thatched roof lapas.
There were no official statements released by the Ba-Phalaborwa Municipality at the time of publication.
This is a developing story.
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