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