Knysna residents bid farewell to some of the heroic firefighters

Fire fighters in high spirit as they prepare to pull out of Knysna this weekend.
Fire fighters in high spirit as they prepare to pull out of Knysna this weekend. Image: Sphiwe Hobasi‏ via Twitter
About 400 men and women who doused the fires that raged through the Garden Route last week were honoured by local residents on Saturday.

“The fires spanned at least 100 kilometres‚ and were bravely fought by a team of 1‚106 fire-fighters from the province and elsewhere‚” read a statement issued by her office.

At least 10‚000 residents were evacuated and many lost their homes and possessions.

ESA ALEXANDER – TimesLIVE

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