I spent yesterday (18/01/16) with various crews from around the Elgin region photographing the recent fire that took the valley by storm. There were numerous fires that spread throughout the valley and its surroundings. I arrived at 5am with quiet scenes as crews attempted to contain the fire and mop up the mass destruction from the weekend. As midday approached, rising temperature and strong winds began challenging crews. I witnessed some incredible work with limited resources.
A big congratulations to CapeNature, Volunteer Wildfire Services, Enviro Wildfire Services - Western Cape, Greater Overberg FPA, CapePine, Working on Fire, Stellenbosch Wildfire Volunteers, The SA Military and all the farm owners & workers in the Elgin basin. Good luck to those still battling blazes today. #ElginFire #WildFire