Feedback report from Incident Command: the situation this morning is as the combined firefighting command planned for. The blaze on the mountain above Kogel Bay crossed the peak during the night and is burning down into a valley in the Steenbras Dam catchment area. On the Kogel Bay side embers from the mountain top have started spot fires along the R44 which is being attended to swiftly by fire teams on site. As planned yesterday a combined fire team will attempt to contain and extinguish the main blaze in the valley. There are presently 3 WoF helicopters available to support the campaign.
The firefight is in Nature Reserve areas and the threat to our town is still very small.
Our thoughts and prayers should be with the firefighters confronting that fire at close quarters today!GB Firewatch