Veldbrande vlam weer op in Van Stadensravyn

2017-06-22 06:00

Veldbrande het Maandag weer in die gebied tussen Nelson Mandelabaai en Kouga uitgebreek weens ’n sterk wind en hitte wat smeul-ende boomstompe laat opvlam het.

Die grootste bekommernis is die brand aan die oostekant van die Van Stadensravyn agter Woodridge College. Kouga het Maan- dag brandbestryders gestuur om dié van Nelson Mandelabaai by te staan.

“Geen eiendom is egter tans in gevaar nie. Ons spanne is daar om die situasie te monitor,” het woordvoerder van die metro, Kupido Baron gesê.

Volgens Elza van Lingen, uitvoerende burgemeester van die Kouga-munisipaliteit, het brande gedurende die naweek ook weer in die Longmore-gebied opgevlam, maar die brandbestryders kon dit gou blus.

“Twee weermaghelikopters het die naweek etlike plekke waar brande gedreig het om weer op te vlam met waterbomme ge- teiken. Elkeen van die helikopters het sowat 60 000 liter op die smeulende gebiede uitgestort,” het sy gesê.

Boere staan die brandbestryders by met opruimingswerk, veral in die Thornhill- gebied. Nuuskieriges belemmer egter steeds die brandbestrydings-operasie op die N2 en R102, het Van Lingen gesê.

“Ons vra weer dat mense hierdie gebiede so ver as moontlik vermy. Bestuurders word ook versoek om spoed te verminder wanneer hulle in hierdie gebiede bestuur.”

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