GARDEN ROUTE NEWS - Issued by Garden Route Joint Operations Centre.
WABOOMSKRAAL / JONKERSBERG
Division (marked "T") at Waboomskraal, the spot has progressed easterly with approximately 10 square metres, but is still high up in the mountain, inaccessible and steep. Monitoring of this spot includes the back of Waboomskraal, Doring River and Uitsig and will continue throughout the night.
There are no immediate threats or dangers.
At the division (marked with an orange arrow) there is a flare-up, in a mountain saddle between Jonkersberg and Doring River which started this afternoon around 15:00. The fire is high up in the mountain and inaccessible. This flare-up will be monitored from both "T" and "B" divisions. The bulldozer operations are continuing to run along the indicated black line.
At Division-S, there were three flare-ups today which were immediately attended to by ground teams. Mopping-up were done.
Wetlines and firebreaks were also created. These operations will continue. The ground crews of MTO Plantation were involved in these operations. Dense and inaccessible vegetation hampers plans/operations on all divisions.
Emphasis will be put on mopping-up as the temperature increases.
The area is under control.
There were flare-ups in the area. Chopper bombing were used to control the fire line. Mopping-up operations will continue during the night.
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