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Devils Peak Fire

Attached are some of the photos of the fire that caused a night of chaos for most residents of Devils Peak and Vredehoek. We have been saddened to hear that Chantal Seerman passed away - a week after her husband, Raymond Johnson. Thank you to the members of DPVwatch and the rescue services who tried to assist them.

A massive thank you to everybody who assisted on the night, who rallied around to support the fire fighters and brought them bottles of water and food. A big thank you to Pick n’Pay for their donations and to Baccinis’ Pizzeria on Kloof Street for providing pizzas for the exhausted firemen. We certainly owe all the firefighters a huge debt of gratitude.

Because of our radio network DPVwatch was able to be on the scene - waking people up and evacuating them before the authorities arrived and the roads became a virtual gridlock. Thank you to all the members for spending the night assisting residents and working tirelessly to try and keep the roads open so that the emergency vehicles could do their work. We have received such warm feedback from members which is greatly appreciated. Some feedback is below:

Many thanks to all from the DPV Watch who did such a sterling job last night. We are proud of all of you.”
“No doubt, you’re exhausted so I just want to say for now…. A huge, huge Thank You for waking me and for the amazing effort you put in throughout the night.”
“You are one of the heroes”
“We have recently joined up to DPV Watch, what a great service thanks guys!”
“Thanks to you for all your hard work and focused energy ”