- This week much-loved SA star Carol Bouwer shared footage of firefighting helicopters and told fans how she had to evacuate her home in Cape Town
- The helicopters were attempting to extinguish a series of fires that raged across Signal Hill over the last week
- The fires are currently under control but caused havoc from Lion’s Head all the way across to Sea Point
Carol Bouwer, adored media personality and well-known for her role of Kgomotso on SABC 1's Generations, took to Instagram this week to share her experience with the Signal Hill blaze that burned its way across the Cape Town skyline.
The SA celeb had to evacuate her home as flames engulfed the mountain situated just above her family home in Cape Town.
She saluted the firefighters working tirelessly to keep the fire in check and reminded fans that losing a home does not only mean losing a roof over one’s head, but a place where memories are formed and cherished.
Briefly.co.za took to social media and saw how fans stood by Bouwer, giving their thanks and support to the firefighters keeping Cape Townians safe and prayed for rain to help extinguish the flames.
@theoklaas: What a scary thought. Glad you’re safe. They (fire fighters) are true heroes. Praying for much needed rain. Be safe.
Some fans shared their own stories of tough decisions made in the face of natural disasters and offered words of comfort to the much-loved celeb.
@daa_live: so sorry to hear this Carol, as everyone has said, We thank God for everyone’s safety. You will remember We also experienced a bad situation in March 2018 where my 10 year old had to jump from the balcony. We thank God. please take heart
Firefighters and officials remain on alert in and around key positions where the blaze took place, but it seems that all is under control for now.
EWN reported that one person sustained injuries during the traumatic fire, but has been attended to.
Today’s forecast for the Cape predicts rain, which will hopefully prevent any more flare-ups.
See more footage from the blaze below:
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