Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Cape Winelands Firefighters battle flames in Mosterdshoek and Wolwekloof

The Cape Winelands District Municipality’s Fire Services remain actively engaged in combating fires in the Mosterdshoek and Wolwekloof areas on the Witteberg mountains.

In the late afternoon of Saturday, the fire broke out in the Wolwekloof area.
The fire is being fueled by a significant amount of invasive alien vegetation, primarily Hakia, and is being made worse by variable wind direction.

According to the municipality’s spokesperson, Jo-Anne Otto, fresh ground crews will relieve teams who have been working the lines for the past 24 hours.

“Yesterday we saw several flare ups forcing the fire line down towards the structures, battling fires overnight teams were compiled to temporarily retract from the frontline to prioritize protection of properties. Overnight the fire went into Mosterdshoek and positioned above the big sky, fresh ground crews from NCC will relieve the teams that have been working on the fire for twenty four hours continuing with active firefighting and property protection alongside monitoring and mocking up tasks,'' said Jo-Anne Otto, the municipality’s spokesperson, 

Done by: Esobusi Mkangelwa

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