Fig­hting fi­re with fi­re

Graaff-Reinet Advertiser - - Voorblad -

NIEU-BET­HES­DA — Farms in the S­neeu­berg moun­tains be­hind Nieu-bet­hes­da fell victim to veld fi­res that spre­ad o­ver ma­ny hec­ta­res of land be­t­ween ‘High­lands’, ‘Gor­don­vil­le’ and ‘Berg­plaas’ from Monday last week.

Far­mers and wor­kers ral­lied to­get­her to de­al with the fast-mo­ving fi­res.

S­wift acti­on and ca­re­ful de­ci­si­on ma­king we­re the or­der of the day as a ma­jor di­sas­ter ma­na­ge­ment o­pe­ra­ti­on fell in­to pla­ce. T­hanks to the com­mit­ment from neig­hbou­ring far­mers who ar­ri­ved in num­bers to as­sist tho­se on the ground, the fi­res we­re e­ven­tu­al­ly ex­tin­guis­hed by Friday mor­ning.

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