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Fire-fighters battle veld fire at Sea Vista

28 September 2018

Kouga  fire-fighters battled for more than three hours to bring a veld fire under control in very windy conditions near Tarragona Road at St Francis Bay on 13 September.

A call was received by the department from a local resident at 3pm, alerting them to a blaze in the vegetation at Tarragona.

Fire-fighters from St Francis Bay were immediately dispatched to the area, with teams from Humansdorp, Jeffreys Bay and Hankey providing additional help.

Community Services Portfolio Councillor Daniel Benson said the teams managed to bring the fire under control at 5:40 pm and it was fully extinguished at 6:35 pm.

“The first priority was to divert the fire away from the houses. The area was also heavily dampened to minimise the risk of flare-ups.

“We would like to thank the resident for acting responsibly and would like encourage all residents not to hesitate to call our emergency room in such situations,” said Benson.

The cause of the fire is unknown. To report any fire incidents, call the municipality's all-hour emergency number on 042 291 0250 or 042 200 8330