Two firefighters injured in a wildfire in South Africa

The flame burned more than 19,000 acres.

Fire in South Africa, in the Jonkershoek Valley in Stellenbosch. Photo of the municipality of Stellenbosch.

Two firefighters injured while working on wildfire in South Africa were rushed to hospital.

In the past five days, the fire in the Jonkershoek Valley, 10 km southeast of Stellenbosch, has burned more than 8,000 hectares.

Fire South Africa Jonkershoek Valley StellenboschFire in South Africa, in the Jonkershoek Valley in Stellenbosch. TOKARAestae Photo.

“The further planning today includes the use of air resources to bombard the higher peaks and hot spots with water,” said Jo-Anne Otto of the Cape Winelands community on February 27th. “The thick smoke and the strong winds make flying very dangerous, which means this depth charge can only be carried out when visibility is good and there is little wind. “

The Mayor of Stellenbosch, Gesie van Deventer, said: “Air support is used when visibility and wind allow it.”

Four helicopters and two single-engine air tankers have dropped water or retarders when conditions permit.

Fire South Africa Jonkershoek Valley StellenboschFire in South Africa, in the Jonkershoek Valley in Stellenbosch. Photo of the municipality of Stellenbosch.
Fire South Africa Jonkershoek Valley StellenboschFire in South Africa, in the Jonkershoek Valley in Stellenbosch. A day team was replaced by two night teams. Photo Credit – VWS Wildfire.

Working on the fire South Africa

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