The Eden DM Disaster Management and Fire Services units attended to a fire in the Blanco/Heather Park areas in George at 15:00 today. Mr Gerhard Otto, Eden DM Manager: Disaster Management, requested the assistance of two helicopters which arrived and assisted with bringing the fire under control by 17:30.
A Working on Fire (WoF) team will continue with mopping up at all the fire lines until 22:00 tonight.
Various flare-ups around Knysna were extinguished today. Fortunately, the Disaster Management and Firefighting teams had an Incident Management Team (IMT) meeting yesterday to identify potential problem areas. There was also an IMT meeting in Knysna today to co-ordinate firefighting efforts.