The Western Cape government says a decision will be made soon on whether the Garden Route should be declared a disaster area.
Residents of various areas in George in the Western Cape have been evacuated to the local town hall, due to veld fires moving close to their homes
Authorities say veldfires in the Outeniqua Mountains above George in the Southern Cape are still active, and ground and aerial teams are in the area trying to control them.
The Palestinian ministry named the dead man as Mohammed Bisharat, 21, and said he had taken a bullet to the chest.
The Civil Aviation Authority is investigating the cause of a helicopter crash in the Southern Cape which claimed the life of a legendary fire pilot on Tuesday.