Fire-fighters battle veld fire at Sea Vista

2018-09-27 06:01

KOUGA fire-fighters battled for more than three hours to bring a veld fire under control in very windy conditions near Tarragona Road at St Francis Bay on September 13.

A call was received by the department from a local resident at 15:00, alerting them to a blaze in the vegetation at Tarragona.

Fire-fighters from St Francis Bay were immediately dispatched to the area, with teams from Humansdorp, Jeffreys Bay and Hankey providing additional help.

Community Services Portfolio Councillor Daniel Benson said the teams managed to bring the fire under control at 17:40 and it was fully extinguished at 18:35.

The first priority was to divert the fire away from the houses. The area was also hea-vily dampened to minimise the risk of flare-ups. We would like to thank the resident for acting responsibly and would like to encourage all residents not to hesitate to call our emergency room in such situations,” said Benson.

The cause of the fire is unknown. To report any fire incidents, call the municipality’s all-hour emergency number at 042 291 0250 or 042 200 8330

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.