On Monday 9 Jan 2017, a fire started on the Langeberg Mountains on the Ashton side. Teams on site: Langeberg Municipality Fire Department: Cape Winelands fire station (Robertson): Independent contractors from Cape Winelands District Municipality. The primary focus of Langeberg Municipality is house and industrial fires and Cape Winelands focus on Veld fires.
Laresa Perlman was there from 6-9pm trying to capture images that can convey the seriousness and danger that fires pose to all the communities living in the Langeberg.
Thank you to all the teams and the community in coming together and preventing a disaster, without them, we could be in the same situation as Somerset west and Paarl.
Photos by Laresa Perlman: www.laresa.co.za