Controlled burns above Blanco next week

The George and Garden Route District Fire Departments will, in association with landowners and other role-players, be conducting controlled burns in the area north of Blanco and west of the R404 for the purposes of fuel reduction during suitable days from 18 to 31 March 2020 – depending on closely monitored weather conditions .

The department apologises in advance for possible smoke and other implications, but emphasise the importance of fuel reduction for the purposes of long and medium-term fire safety of communities bordering the urban edge.

In addition to municipal fire departments, role-players in this initiative include the South Cape Fire Protection Association, Working on Fire, CapeNature and the Department Environment, Forestry and Fisheries.

Fire emergencies number all hours: 044 801 6311

General emergencies and after-hours number: 044 801 6300

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