GARDEN ROUTE NEWS - Latest updates on the wildfires raging in the Garden Route area.
OUTENIQUA WILDFIRE – Most of the fire-lines only require mopping-up. There are however hotspots at Beervlei, Buffelsnek, Glenbarrie, Step-aside and Witfontein.
These will be attended to and monitored throughout the evening.
JONKERSBERG WILDFIRE – The area around the fire lines and infrastructure is safe. Fire in the plantation is still active. MTO teams will actively work to extinguish the fires throughout the evening.
DE VLUGT WILDFIRE – There are hot spots and active fire-lines in this area. Firefighters are attending to these and back-burns might be started as an extinguishing method if the weather allows.
GARCIA PASS / KRUISRIVIER / GROOTVADERSBOSCH WILDFIRE – Active fire-lines in these areas. Westerly wind could pose a threat to infrastructure. No imminent danger to humans or infrastructure in other sections of these areas at this stage.
Firefighters will continue with firefighting throughout the evening. There is one Incident Management Team coordinating firefighting efforts in these areas.
GONDWANA WILDFIRE – Fire jumped the control lines and is burning towards Herbertsdale.
Firefighters will be actively busy throughout the evening to ensure that they safeguard humans and infrastructure.
TOTAL RESOURCE DEPLOYMENT
-45 WoF Firefighters
-9 From CapeNAture
-65 Cape Pine
-8 Garden Route DM Firefighters
-4 from Fire Brigade
-4 from Knysna Fire Department
-36 from NCC
-9 from ACSA
-13 from West Coast District Firefighters
-110 from PG Bison
-3 from Incident Working Group
-4 from SANParks
-6 Table Mountain National Park
-1 Spotter aircraft (WoF)
-2 Fixed Wing Bombers (WoF)
-1 SANDF Oryx
-2 Huey Choppers (WoF)
MORE RESOURCES TO COME TOMORROW
-1 Oudtshoorn Municipality Tanker
-2 Skid Units Enviro Wildfire (6 crew)
-2 Skid Units from Cape Winelands
-1 Major pumper from Cape WInelands
-Volunteer Group – Approximately 35 members
-2 WoF Hueys
-2 WoF Hueys will be here tomorrow
Issued by the Garden Route District Municipality JOC
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