Rapid increase in veldfires
By Jurina Nkwazi
18 September 2010
South Africa have reportedly seen about forty-seven veld fires in this week.
Increases in temperatures and dry conditions have contributed to the fires, according to Working on Fire (Wof).
Wof spokesperson Michelle Kleinhans, are appealing to the general public not to make fires because they are dangerous.
Kwa-Zulu Natal reportedly had the most fires followed by Midlands, Vryheid, Eshowe and the Drakensberg regions with a total of 17.
Fires have been seen in the Free State, the Eastern Cape and Mpumalanga.
Fire-fighters are still trying to extinguish some wildfires.
No injuries have been reported.