Knysna fire led to largest deployment of firefighting resources in SA history

Update posted by Moeghammad Abrahamse On Jun 24, 2017

Cape Town – The death count of the Knysna fires now stands at seven following the death of a woman who succumbed to burn wounds on Saturday night, James-Brent Styan confirmed to News24.

The woman, who is the mother of the three-year-old child who died on Wednesday, also suffered burns and was confirmed dead on Saturday evening at Tygerberg Hospital.

On Saturday, five fighters in George were reported to have sustained minor injuries. Styan - spokesperson for Western Cape local government MEC Anton Bredell - confirmed in a statement that the total number of fatalities in Eden came to seven on Sunday, including one firefighter.

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