Three fires are burning out of control in the Overstrand, where residents are being evacuated at Franskraal and Hermanus. Overstrand Fire Chief, Lester Smith says the fire at Betty's Bay has flared up and is heading towards Mooiuitsig. He says
they cannot deploy helicopters due to high winds. Smith says additional resources have been requested from provincial government to assist firefighting efforts. Firefighters from the Cape Winelands, West Coast District Municipality, The City of Cape Town and Stellenbosch Municipality are en route to assist.