St Francis Fire Update: Police 'disturbed by malicious reports' about flare causing fire

JANUARY 25, 2016

Police in St Francis Bay on Monday said that they are disturbed by malicious reports in the media of a flare may have caused the ravaging flames in the St Francis Bay and Cape St Francis area.

"An enquiry docket was opened to determine the cause of fire,"said the police. 

'The fire that was reported to have started on Saturday, around 2pm, and immediately relevant role players were summoned to the scene.

"The affected residents were assisted and evacuated to safe areas. 

"The police have since opened an enquiry, which is to investigate the cause of fire, and not a case of arson as it was initially reported."

The police said that, at this stage, they are not in possession of any information that could have sparked the fire in the area. 

"Anyone with information that would assist police investigation is urged to contact Crime Stop 08600 10111 or St Francis Bay SAPS at 042 200 1818."   

Main image: Smoke blows over Santareme  from the directionof the R330. Image: Murike de Groot.

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