Working of Fire in the Western Cape says they have deployed additional firefighters from the Free State and the Eastern Cape for the coming summer fire season.

Although the fire season only officially starts on the first of December, the past two months has seen a number of fires wreaking havoc across the province. Working on Fire spokesperson, Lauren Howard, says they’ve trained more than 700 fire-fighters and have 26 aircrafts on standby.

Howard says they expect a rough fire season ahead.

“Our fire-fighters, drivers and pilots underwent their respective yellow card training to ensure that they are fully equipping a ready to combat the fires in the Western Cape. Additional fire-fighters as well as six fire trucks from the Free State and the Eastern Cape will be based in the Western Cape throughout the season to assist partners such as Cape Nature, the Southern Cape FBA as well as SANParks,” says Howard.

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