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Nelson Mandela Bay teams still dealing with fires - strong winds expected on Thursday

JUNE 14, 2017
Nelson Mandela Bay teams still dealing with fires - strong winds expected on Thursday

Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Fire and Emergency teams are still out dealing with fires at Van Stadens Gorge and Rocklands areas, the municipality said on Tuesday.

"The teams are working hard to make sure that the fires are extinguished successfully as strong winds (according SA Weather Services) are expected again from Thursday," it added.

On Tuesday, the team also flew  a chopper around the city inspecting all the areas that were affected.

"This exercise was done to inspect and assess the affected areas and identify areas that still need attention.

"At Van Stadens Gorge and Rocklands there are still resistant areas that are still burning while large parts have been extinguished completely," the municipality said.

"Fire and Emergency teams will remain on these areas until all the fires have been extinguished."

More updates to follow.