Fire threatens homes in Pellsrus

A number of homes in Pellsrus, Jeffreys Bay were threatened by a bush fire yesterday morning.

It was alleged by local residents that the fire was caused by youngsters smoking in the bush.

The Kouga Municipality Fire fighting team were quick to respond and got the fire under control before it reached the nearby houses and wooden power pylons.

The bush in the area is very dry following a prolonged period of extremely hot weather with no rain having fallen recently.

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