Fighting fire with fire
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.