The Cape of Good Hope SPCA has responded to a fire currently raging between Killarney Gardens and Milnerton rural area. Inspectors Elani Graham, Werner Taljaard and Carina Bodenstein were dispatched to assist injured and displaced animals in distress. Inspectors joined other emergency services personnel at the scene earlier this this evening.
A large open veld area caught fire adjacent to a housing complex. Fortunately no houses were damaged. The cause of the fire is still unknown.
Property owners were advised to take their animal companions for veterinary checks immediately should they show signs of distress from possible smoke inhalation.
A bee hive contained in stormwater outlet survived. The bees appear unharmed. A bee expert advised not to move the hive. The bees will drench themselves in honey and move on of their own accord if needed. Several Guinee fowl, who succumbed due to smoke inhalation, are among the casualties found.
Inspectors are currently on scene searching the area for more animals that may be injured, burned or suffering.
We urge the Milnerton residents to please be on the lookout for displaced Wildlife or any animal in distress. Kindly contact our Inspectorate Department on 0833261604.