Fire Update 2018/01/11 15:25
Thursday, 11 January 2018
fire_update.jpg The high temperatures are making firefighting efforts difficult at both scenes (Albertinia and Paardebond).


At Albertinia one Eden team of 11 firefighters and a team from WoF of 22 firefighters have their hands full trying to bring the fire under control. Fortunately no structures have been damaged.


Ruitersbos is also known as Haeldekraal or Paardebond. Firefighters from the Fire Protection Association, WoF, Cape Nature, two Eden Firefighters, are trying their best to prevent the fire from spreading to an informal settlement. To date, aerial firefighting has reduced the risk of the fire at various strategic points. We are hoping that the cooler temperatures, which are expected tonight, will provide teams with the opportunity to take full control of all the fires.
Last Updated ( Thursday, 11 January 2018 )