Weather service warns of potential veld fires

High risk of veld fires in Gauteng. File image.

The South African Weather Service today released a warning of potential veld fires

The service’s website explained that the hot, dry and windy weather conditions that are currently gripping most of the province have lead to an extremely high fire danger.

The weather service has also predicted that the uncommonly high temperatures that have been experienced over the past few days, after the cold snap over the weekend, will continue to remain in the high 20s and low 30s heading into the weekend and next week.

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The service this morning released the following warnings:

  • Veld fires

Veld fires may be expected in places in Gauteng due to the hot weather.

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Motorists are reminded to take the necessary precautions when travelling.

They are encouraged to reduce speed and increase their following distance and headlights should be kept on at all times to increase visibility.

Residents should also ensure that they shelter their pets.

Reminder – The community can call the following emergency numbers for assistance:
  •     10177 (toll free line)
  •     112 (cellphone)
  •    011 458-0911 (Life Threatening Emergency Line)
  •     086 054 3000 (Services Emergency Line)

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