The disastrous runaway fire outbreak in Cape Town, is causing more havoc and wreckage, leading to more loss of lives and valuable properties by helpless residents. Another person has died in a fire ravaging Knysna bringing the death toll to four.

Thousands of people are being housed in community halls and other facilities across parts of the Western Cape, as authorities battle a runaway fire in Knynsa and carry out mop-up operations in Cape Town following a storm.

Thousands of people were evacuated from the Garden Route town. The inferno borke out on Tuesday.

The Western Cape government’s Colin Deiner says that it’s unclear how the blaze started.

The provincial Local Government Department’s James-Brent Styan says that evacuations are underway in parts of Plettenberg Bay.

In the Mother City, a powerful cold front left around 2,000 people homeless.

Five people died as a result of the storm.