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Veld fires spread to GRNP’s Tsitsikamma Section

09 February 2010

The current spate of wild fires engulfing the Southern Cape has since yesterday evening (Monday, 8 February 2010) spilled into the mountain areas of the Langkloof Mountains in the Tsitsikamma Section of the Garden Route National Park (GRNP).

Thus far the fires affecting SANParks are burning in inaccessible mountainous areas (one in the Southern Cape and three in Tsitsikamma). These fires are closely monitored and are expected to burn itself out in patches of indigenous forest. As soon as the fire start posing a risk to neighbouring land, appropriate action will be taken.

Affected Areas:

  • Tsitsikamma Section: The situation at Langkloof Mountains is being monitored and an aerial inspection was undertaken this morning.

  • Knysna Section: The Working on Fire (WoF) as well as SANParks personnel, MTO and the Eden District Municipality have been deployed to the Homtini plaat (North of Rheenendal) to prepare for fire breaks and will be on standby to provide assistance.