Taken last night (excuse the blur), this give an idea of the extent of the fire
The morning after the night before
Some idiot/s started a fire on the Helderberg late in the afternoon and firefighters have been battling all night to put it out. From our house it looks like their just about getting the upperhand, but their not being helped by a very strong Southeast wind. I'm not into corporal punishment, but when these arsonists are caught each resident of Somerset West shopuld be able to beat the c**p out of them for 5 minutes, that would deter them.
The forest on the slopes also contained a lot of very good singletrack mountain bike trails which will probably have been destroyed.