Three houses burnt‚ Old Nick evacuated as fire flares up in Plett

01 March 2017 - 00:52 By TMG Digital

Plettenberg Bay residents are sharing their shock at a raging fire on Tuesday night‚ which has seen at least three houses burnt and forced some to leave their homes.

Plettenberg Bay residents are sharing their shock at a raging fire on Tuesday night‚ which has seen at least three burnt and forced some to leave their homes.

Old Nick Village in Plett‚ the landmark shopping destination on the Garden Route‚ had to be evacuated‚ according to social media reports by locals.

Fynbos Ridge‏ @fynbosridge shared Facebook photos‚ commenting: "Devastating fire. Houses lost. #plettonfire".

The fire is actually 5 weeks old but flared up tonight and ran out of control‚ they added.

"Plett Timber been burning for 5 weeks now. Same fire that came through our property 18th Jan Friday flared up out of control. "Today wind took it east and it just raced. Three houses burnt. Paws evacuated. The guys are still hectic Old Nick side‚" the Fynbos Ridge‏ account shared.

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