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Fire warning in Mpumalanga

2012-08-15 12:40

Johannesburg - A fire warning has been issued in Mpumalanga, the department of co-operative governance and traditional affairs said on Wednesday.

"[We] would like to advise all residents that a very high fire index is expected over all parts of the province from today [Wednesday]... until Friday 17 August 2012," it said in a statement.

"These conditions are prone... to runaway fires."

The department advised residents to be cautious, not start fires, throw burning cigarette stubs into the open veld, or leave heaters unattended.

"The department has... instructed all municipalities to be on full alert and on standby for any possible fires."