Monday, January 19, 2009

City urges Capetonians to be vigilant around fires

By Sasha Forbes
19 January 2009

Following the devastating fires in Gordon's Bay last month and in Melkbosstrand, Kommetjie and Camps Bay during last year’s fire season. The City of Cape Town’s Fire and Rescue Service is responding to between 50 and 90 fire responses a day across the Metropole, the majority of which are the result of carelessness or negligence.

The City of Cape Town is urging all Capetonians to be more vigilant around fires.

“We just ask citizens that if they see anyone deliberately starting fires or they are in and around fire that they are very, very careful because it is still very extreme conditions with the weather and for the next week as well the temperatures will be elevating and the wind will be blowing.” said The City of Cape Town’s Ian Schnetler

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