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Second veld fire in Circular drive, Port Elizabeth, brought under control

By Jesica Slabbert - Dec 7, 2016
Second veld fire in Circular drive, Port Elizabeth, brought under control

After the devastation caused by a fire in Theesecombe and Kamma Heights on Tuesday, another fire broke out in the Circular Drive area of Lorraine, Port Elizabeth, on Wednesday morning, unsettling many residents, who had witnessed the Tuesday.

At the time of publishing, the cause and overall damage that this blaze caused were still to be determined.

The fire was reported to have started in the Guinea Fowl trail, near Sundridge Village, at around 7am and continued to burn and spread to the surrounding areas. Residents battled the fire with everything they could use until the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Fire Brigade arrived.

The firefighters later managed to put the fire under control and apparently had decided to burn itself out as it was not in the immediate vicinity of homes.

However, dry conditions and a strong wind - just like with Tuesday's fire, were a cause for concern.

At the time of publishing, the fire, that was thought to have been contained in the Kamma Heights area, had reportedly managed to start up again.

However, weary firefighters were keeping it contained.

Smoke from both fires could be seen from several directions in Nelson Mandela Bay as strong wind keeps blowing throughout the city.

Read more about Tuesday's fire: ‘LOOKS LIKE ARMAGEDDON’: MASSIVE VELD FIRE LEAVES BUSH AND HOME DESTROYED IN THEESECOMBE/KAMMA HEIGHTS

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