Firefighters deployed to control winter fires

2018-06-29 06:00

THE Department of Environmental Affairs deployed 128 firefighters to control veld fires across KwaZulu-Natal last weekend.

Some of the areas affected by fires included Kokstad, Buffelsdraai, Mbazwana, Ladysmith and Eshowe.

Since last weekend, 12 fires have been recorded.

The department said all firefighters will be on high alert to provide fire fighting services to landowners and municipalities.

People were urged to remain aware of fire dangers and not to start unnecessary fires.

A total of 732 people, trained to assist with fire control, will be based at 32 high risk areas in the province.

Forty-five vehicles, eight buses, five trucks, 10 fire trucks, nine strike units and 10 bakkies have been handed over to firefighters to assist in controlling winter fires. — Supplied.

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