Veld fire. Photo: Goodwill Silinda.
Joburg City Parks will be in and around the West Rand today, Wednesday, 17 July, and they will be burning firebreaks.
Community members are urged not to panic.
The officials will be at:
• Constantia Kloof Ridge, Christiaan de Wet Road, Kloofendal Ext 5
• Moepel Avenue Ridge, Azalea Avenue, Roodekrans Ext 1
• Tobie (Kloof) Ridge, Elkie Drive, Roodekrans Ext 5
• Helderkruin Ridge, Watson Street, Helderkruin Ext 28
• Outeniqua Avenue Ridge, Outeniqua Avenue, Quellerina
Some safety tips for residents:
• Make sure your windows are closed
• Do not hang laundry outside
• Avoid driving near the burning site
• Keep your pets indoors
• Make sure you have buckets or a hosepipe in case the fire extends to your property
In case of an emergency, contact the Johannesburg Emergency Services on 011 375 5911.