The big operation to extinguish the vegetation and veld fire at Pearly Beach in the Western Cape’s Overstrand Municipality is making progress, with four of the six active fire lines almost being put out overnight.
Nearly a hundred firefighters and logistics officials are still on the scene.
Overstrand Fire Chief, Lester Smith, says their aim today is to bring the other two fire lines under control and keep on monitoring the remaining four for any flare-ups.
“We only lost so far one Wendy house, electrical and water supply to pearly beach was disrupted last night but it has been restored to pearl beach and Eluxolweni, we still have seventeen vehicles on scene.”
A veld fire in the vicinity of Pearly Beach in the Overstrand Municipality of the Western Cape is still burning out of control. The fire started yesterday afternoon. #sabcnews
— SAfm news (@SAfmnews) March 3, 2018
Yes, Pearly Beach way. Fire Fighters on site. pic.twitter.com/ncANr33fhF
— Alan Winde (@alanwinde) March 3, 2018
2 WOF helicopters, a spotter plan and firefighters are assisting t/ @OverbergFPA, PDMC, @CapeNature1 in containing the raging fire.#SavingLives #ProtectingTheEnvironment #FireSeason https://t.co/EhLbStNTDk
— Working on Fire (@wo_fire) March 3, 2018