Veld Fire Warning PDF Print
Tuesday, 12 June 2018

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Please find a Severe Weather Warning issued for the Eden District by the South African Weather Service.

Hazard: Veld Fire Conditions    

Alert Level: Warning

Valid from (SAST):  12/06/18 08h00 

Valid to (SAST): 14/06/18 00h00

 

 

Warning 1.Expected over the northern interior of the West Coast District today (Tuesday), but in places over the Central Karoo and Eden District tomorrow (Wednesday).
Watch 2. Extremely high fire danger conditions are expected over the Central Karoo and Eden District on Thursday.

Description: Dangerous veld/bush fire conditions
Whenever there are prolonged periods of little and no rain coupled with warm dry winds, veldt or bush fires can easily be sparked and will spread rapidly in strong winds.

Precautions: Dangerous veld/bush fire conditions
Don’t make fires in the open and/or leave fires unattended. Don’t throw cigarette butts out of cars or in the open veldt. Don’t throw bottles in the veldt as they can magnify the sun’s rays and start fires. Prepare and maintain fire breaks in controlled manner. In the case of a large fire report it immediately and move away from the area to let the professionals deal with it. Never throw water onto a fire started by an electrical fault or fires started by oil or paraffin lamps. In this case, sand or a blanket should be used to smother the fire. Listen to the radio or TV for warnings and obey the instructions from Disaster Management Officers.

Please ensure that you address all smoldering fires today, and do not allow any controlled fires for the rest of this week as we foresee Westerly wind gusting in excess of 75 Km/h on Thursday, the 14th of June 2018.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 12 June 2018 )
 
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