Cape Town - An out of control blaze in the Betty's Bay and Pringle Bay area has already claimed the life of one person and resulted in the evacuation of some residents from their homes.
The Greater Overberg Fire Protection Association (goFPA) reported earlier on Thursday morning that the fire had crossed over the R44 and is expected to move toward the sea. Some residents in Pringle Bay and Hangklip area have been requested to evacuate to the Pringle Bay town centre for their safety.
"With huge regret we have to report the loss of a life during the early hours of this morning. Our sincere condolences to the family. Cause of the fatality is currently unknown, SAPS and forensic services investigating," the goFPA said on Thursday.
"We request the public to keep the communities of Betty's Bay, Pringle Bay, Hangklip and surrounding rural area in their thoughts, it was a traumatic night full of uncertainty."
Fire protection services added that 2 other people were seriously injured and one person sustained a minor injury.