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    VARIOUS, WESTERN CAPE PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA

    Fierce bushfires continued to sweep large areas of South Africa's Western Cape Province over January 13-14.

  • Description

    1. LV Smoke rising from hills. 0.09
    2. GV Fire burning in scrub, smoke, with man look on. (3 SHOTS) 0.28
    3. GV PULL BACK TO LV Fire burning in forest covered hillside and road. 0.36
    4. GVs People pushing caravan, official telling residents to leave, cars moving out and resident speack up at capsite. (4 SHOTS) 0.57
    5. GV, SV Vehicles on road with fire in distance,men beating out fire with branches and broom. (3 SHOTS) 1.09
    6. GV PAN Fire running across top of hill. 1.19
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    Background: VARIOUS, WESTERN CAPE PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA

    Fierce bushfires continued to sweep large areas of South Africa's Western Cape Province over January 13-14. A prolonged drought had left bush and grassland tinder dry adn fanned by gale force winds,the fires crossed rads to threaten Betty's Bay, Pringle Bay and Hangklip. As a wall of lame advanced on Hangklip, police ordered residents and holidaymakers to evacuate the township. One man collapsed and died of a heart attack as he prepared to leave his home. Fire fighters battled throughout the night to try and control the outbreaks, burning along a ten kilometre (six mile) front. The fires were described as the worst in living memory.

    Source: SABC

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    Film ID:
    VLVADCXI2B36O3QPQSIOD82V4BUJ0
    Media URN:
    VLVADCXI2B36O3QPQSIOD82V4BUJ0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/01/1983
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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