Egrets flock to insect feast as City dump burns

2011-09-07 00:00

Egrets are seen against the backdrop of a blaze at the city’s landfill site yesterday as they feed on the smorgasbord of insects fleeing the heat. A Msunduzi Municipality fire department employee said the conflagration, which engulfed the rubbish dump area at the site, was started by a grass burn. The fire department put out the fire in less than two hours without causing damage to the site. An employee at the dump, who did not want to be named, told The Witness the fire started in the section where candles and cooking oil are dumped, and a number of fires usually start in this area when the days become hotter. The council’s management could not be reached for comment at the time of going to print.

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