Justin Sullivan has been exploring photography in the greater Cape Town (South Africa) region for the past 2 years, broadening his expertise in Documentary Photography – specialising in Cape Wild Fires.
This is a post by renowned photographer Justin Sullivan on face book, January 9th 2017
“A fire which started at Du Toit’s Kloof Mountain (Paarl) around 11pm last night (09/01/16) has left a trail of destruction in its path. Multiple structures were burned to the ground and many residents had to evacuate. Approximately 60% of the fire has been contained with more than 160 firefighters currently on scene (eNCA).
I arrived shortly after 01:00 to find the historic buildings of Augusta Kleine Bosch burning – Our thoughts are with the owners and all others affected.
A special congratulations & thank you to the Drakenstein Volunteer Group for their role as first responders and furthermore for maintaining a strong presence throughout the night. I spent a few hours with various members as they assisted with evacuations and property protection. (For donations and more info – Daan Van Leeuwen Boomkamp)
Good luck to the aerial and ground crews currently attending to the Paarl and Helderberg Fires. More updates to follow.”