Fire-break burn deadline looms

Fire-break burn deadline looms

29 July 2010

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South Africa — The KZN Fire Protection Association’s Simon Thomas has however urged land owners not to take unnecessary risks because of the looming deadline, saying veld conditions are extremely dry.

“What is happening out there at the moment is that people are rushing to finish the burning of their fire breaks and the fires are getting away from them. They’re not making sure if they’re mopping up properly and burning slowly – and these fires are jumping.

“And I can tell you that of the five we have fought so far, 70-percent of those fires have been caused by own burning operations.”

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