The George municipality in the Southern Cape says veld fires are still active ove a wide area in the Outeniqua Mountains between Waboomskraal and Tierkop. Officials have advised motorists on the Outeniqua Pass to reduce speed as firefighting teams are working in the area. The fire started in the Herold area two days ago due to extremely hot and windy conditions. Municipal spokesperson, Chantel Edwards Klose: “ CapeNature has closed all hiking trails and the public is strongly requested to refrain from walking in and around George Mountains over the next few days. Working on Fire currently has 4 teams (48) people in the field with a further 92 officials due to arrive. CapeNature, Cape Pine, Garden Route District Municipality and George Municipality have a total of 45 firefighters in the field. Aerial resources available include two fixed wing bombers, a helicopter and a spotter plane.”
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