Fire destroys Tsitsikamma Park shop


On Tuesday night, fire destroyed the temporary shop structure at the Tsitsikamma Section of the Garden Route National Park (GRNP) in the Eastern Cape.

In a statement on Wednesday, GRNP General Manager – Vuyiswa Thabethe, said just some minutes past 5pm, the fire was noticed on Tuesday, 22 September 2020.

According to the statement, while the shop got destroyed, staff members, as well as the fire and rescue teams from the Mountain to Ocean Company and Koukamma Municipality went in to stop the fire from getting to the surrounding vegetation.

We are grateful that no life was lost and no staff nor visitors sustained any injuries. We also extend our gratitude to the staff and emergency services team who contained the fire and prevented it from spreading to other structures,” said Thabethe.

What caused the fire outbreak is still on investigation and there would be an update provided soon.

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