The 2018/19 fire season has become known as one of the most overwhelming in the history of the Overberg. While more than 30 wildfires burned during the season, 20 of these were very damaging and very costly. Many of these fires also affected more than one municipal district. For example, the Betty’s Bay Fire, which started on New Year’s Day, burned into the City of Cape Town district. While a Villiersdorp fire also burned large tracts of the Franschhoek Pass.

Here are some of the bigger fires that burned in the Overberg since December – and their impact in the region.

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