Garden Route DM JOC Fire Update 2018/11/01 @ 16:25
Four WoF teams at the Dubell Sawmill in the De Vlugt area are currently being evacuated.
Issued by the Garden Route DM JOC
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Garden Route District Fire Update 2018/11/01 @ 13:00
FAMILIES AND INFRASTRUCTURE AFFECTED
It has been confirmed that 35 families have been displaced since the fires started 19 homes have been completely destroyed, 16 homes have been partially destroyed.
Families affected are from the Beervlei and Farleigh (Knysna municipal area).
Issued by Garden Route District Municipality JOC
Garden Route DM Fire Update 2018/11/01 @ 11:11
Infrastructure at risk include the DC South Cape Sawmill and infrastructure to the east of the fire (no detail yet).
Issued by Garden Route DM JOC
Garden Route District Fire Update 2018/11/01 @ 08:30
Several hotspots, crews worked throughout the night to contain the lines and to do mopping-up.
DE VLUGT – DUBELL SAWMILL
Teams worked throughout the night to protect infrastructure and deal with flare-ups. The status quo will continue for the day.
DE VLUGT – BUFFELSNEK
Teams worked throughout the night to protect another sawmill and small community (less than 50 homes).
DE VLUGT PLANTATION (BUFFELSNEK)
Fire around the plantation was contained and mopping up will continue. Monitoring of the area will continue.
A huge amount of smoke is visible to the east of George (north of the N2) at the Geelhoutvlei Timbers. The sawmill partially burned down – owner attending to the situation.
WITFONTEIN / BLANCO / GROENKLOOF / DENNEOORD
Teams worked throughout the night doing mopping-up and attending to flare-ups. Intensive mopping-up will continue for the rest of the day.
Fire has been contained, still cold.
Recce flight currently being done over this area to assess the situation.
KARATARA / HOMTINI / FARLEIGH
Hotspots in the indigenous forest high up in the mountain, burning towards the river on the south. Fire is under control. No infrastructure at risk – remote area. SANParks monitoring the area. Mopping-up operations underway.
Luvain/Noll area, considered contained – attending to hotspots.
All other fires in the Garden Route District have been contained.