Stuart Dawes of StupendisVid has captured some really dramatic footage of helicopters using water buckets to put out the fire on 10 December in Noordhoek  between San Michel Lakeside property’s & Noordhoek beach.  In his words “ this fire could have been devastating if it were not for the incredible dedication of firefighters, volunteers, pilots & all the support crew. I thank you & salute you!”  

Click here to see his video of fighting the Noordoek fire with helicopters.   

Again today, 15 December, a helicopter towing a water bucket flew down the Fish Hoek Noordhoek Valley heading toward the Silvermine Reserve.  The fire season has arrived and after a very dry winter we need to be extra careful and alert.  Punch the Fish Hoek Emergency Control Center phone number 021 7820333 into your Cellphones so that any suspicious smoke can be reported as soon as possible.