GARDEN ROUTE NEWS - As of midnight last night, the Western Flank was maintained with the current weather conditions but the fire line was still very hot. Still a major concern as weather prediction is not so favorable for today.
Eastern flank is approximately 3.4 m long and is burning with a backburn in the direction of the Blombos gravel road. Should this fire jump the road it will burn in the direction of Puntjie and Basjans Bay where approximately 100 thatch roof houses is in danger.
One successful backburn caused the base of the fire which was burning in the direction of Vermaaklikheid to be contained.
Protection of structures
Backburn was conducted on the Eastern flank. Backburn was contained and crews will monitor start with mopping up.
Western flank is secure and will be monitored.
Should the weather conditions change approximately 100 houses are in danger at Puntjie and Basjans Bay
None at this stage
None at this stage all communities are fully aware of the situation
- Weather Conditions:
Wind changed at 22:00 from a Easterly to a Northerly wind. Temperature predictions are that a very hot day with temperatures of 33 ° C are expected.
All aerial resources were grounded at last light.
1 x Private Chopper from Kobus Crouse and
1 x Spotter and 1 x Chopper from WOF on standby and available at first light this morning.
GRDM: 5 skid units, 2 tankers and 8 firefighters
Hessequa Fire: 2 skid units, 1 tanker and 4 firefighters.
WOF: 12 Ground crews and 1 crew transporter
George Fire: 1 skid unit, 1 tanker and 3 firefighters.
Gou Kou Farm Watch: 7 skid units, 1 tractor tanker and 8 farmers.
Enviro Wild Fire: 3 skid units and 8 fire fighters
NSRI Witsand: 1 skid unit and 4 persons
19 Skid Units
5 Water Tankers
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