Farmers and volunteers have spent another night trying to extinguish the veld fire which started in the Northern Cape at the weekend.
On Monday, the fire swept through large areas of Douglas, Hopetown and the Free State.
The fires have killed animals and destroyed some farms as well as grazing land. Strong winds fanned the blaze.
Jaco Wilkins volunteered to assist desperate farmers to put out the fire.
“It’s no winning situation at this stage. So we’re getting support all the way up from Kimberly as well as the Police Stations. Fire brigade, private people as well. It’s all going good so far but it’s still, still a big struggle,” says Wilkins.
#Fire ranging in various parts of the Northern Cape. Agri N.Cape has appealed for assistance. Earlier this months nearly 100K of grazing land near Koopmansfontein was destroyed by veld fires. #SABCNews pic.twitter.com/5u6xcwDseC
— Ulrich Hendriks (@UlrichHendriks) September 27, 2021