Property owners encouraged to be fire wise

2019-02-14 06:01

KOUGA Municipality’s Fire Department and the new Risk Reduction Committee encourage all pro-perty owners to do their part to mi-nimise the risk of fires in the region.

“All property owners have a role to play in preventing fires by ensuring that there are no unnecessary combustible materials on their properties,” Kouga Community Services Portfolio Councillor Daniel Benson said.

He said overgrown erven were among the factors that increased the risk of fire and that the municipality was also accelerating its own bush-clearing programme.

He encourages property owners to identify and decrease potential fuel for fires.

This would include removing overgrown or dry vegetation, as well as safeguarding wood piles, garden furniture, chemicals and the like.”

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