47 fires in SA this week

2010-09-17 22:07
Johannesburg - High temperatures and dry conditions led to 47 fires in South Africa this week, Working on Fire (Wof) said on Friday.

"Right now, conditions are dangerous and very conducive to the spread of runaway fires," said Wof spokesperson Michelle Kleinhans in a statement.

She urged the public to avoid making fires.

KwaZulu-Natal bore the brunt of the fires with 17 fires in the Midlands, Vryheid, Eshowe and the Drakensberg.

The Eastern Cape and Mpumalanga had nine fires each and the Free State had four fires.

A cold front bringing moisture to the northern parts of the country was expected to arrive on Friday which could bring rain. It was expected to last until Sunday.

Kleinhans said Wof teams were currently fighting three wildfires in KwaZulu-Natal, two in Mpumalanga and two in the Eastern Cape.

The extent of land damage had not yet been determined and no loss of life had been reported.
- SAPA

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