Last night two shacks burnt down in Ocean View, on the Aston Bay road. At this stage the cause of the fire is unknown. Luckily no one was injured in the blaze.
Jeffreys Bay has seen a number of shacks go up in flames in the past. With the Fire Department now based in Humansdorp, it is often simply too late for the fire fighters to do anythimg else but try contain the fire from spreading by the time they arrive in Jeffreys Bay.
The South African Police dog unit is also now based in Humansdorp, which makes little sense. The majority of criminal activities takes place in Jeffreys Bay and the dog unit have to respond from a distance if they are not doing patrols in the town.
The decision to move the dog unit to Humansdorp has angered residents of J”Bay who donated money and materials to build a kennel at a premises in a central location, only to see the Unit moved out of town.