Raging fire spreads to Vredehoek

A firefighter hard at work on Sunday April 18.

The fire, which started in the vicinity of Rhodes Memorial yesterday morning, continues to rage and has spread in the direction of Vredehoek.

The Disaster Risk Management Centre (DRMC) and volunteers have evacuated Disa Park, Mountain View complex and Ministerial Estate in Vredehoek.

All schools in the Vredehoek area have been asked to evacuate.

Residents are urged cooperate with the instructions of DRMC staff and law enforcement.

DRMC spokesperson Charlotte Powell said: “Please remember to take chronic medication, identity documents, passports, cash, cellphones, bottled water, non-perishable food, a set of clothing, blanket and toiletries.”