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George Fire Brigade currently fighting fires in Eden area

Dec 6, 2016
George Fire Brigade currently fighting fires in Eden area

The George Municipality Fire Brigade and Eden Fire Services are fighting a few fires at the moment, the municipality said on Monday afternoon.

"Johan Crouse from George Fire Services confirmed all the fires are under control at the moment. There are two veld fires burning at the moment on farm areas at the back of Pacaltsdorp. There are no houses in danger," described Debra Sauer, Communications Officer at George Municipality..

"Another fire just started in Plantation Road close to the Van Riebeeck Gardens. The fire personnel are already on the scene.

"A third fire is burning at the George Dumping site at the back of Groeneweide and a smaller fire is burning grass next to the N2 between Thembalethu and Pacaltsdorp."

The Fire Brigade has appealed to the public to please not start fires during the festive season. 

"They stopped controlled burns on the 15th of November already until the 31st of March 2017," said Sauer.

"Johan Crouse from George Fire Brigade asked the public not to burn grass or rubbish as the hot and windy conditions and the dryness of the grass makes fire fighting difficult.

"For any fire emergencies please contact the George Fire Brigade on 044 801 6311."