Veld fire spreads to Pietermaritzburg's Oribi Airport

2015-07-12 19:55
(Jose Romero, AFP)

(Jose Romero, AFP)

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Durban – The Pietermaritzburg fire department fought off a fire which had spread into the Oribi Airport on Sunday afternoon.  

Divisional Officer Craig February said: “We are not sure what caused the fire. We suspect that the fire started as a veld fire outside the airport and wind carried it into airport.

“A large area of grass at the airport was affected. We had three major fire engines that extinguished the fire. No one was injured and there was no damage to the property.”   

Airport manager Alvin Naidoo told The Witness that the fire "was a small grass fire".

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