Preparing for fire season 2016/2017

Preparing for fire season 2016/2017

Landowners in the Overberg are encouraged to prepare themselves for the up and coming fire season. There are many actions landowners can take already, with support available from the Greater Overberg Fire Protection Association.

Alien plants drive Overberg wildfires

Alien plants drive Overberg wildfires

Invasive alien plants have once again been a major driver of wildfires in the Overberg during the current fire season. According to the Greater Overberg Fire Protection Association Project Coordinator, Pieter Steenkamp, invasive …

The Overberg’s busy fire season

The Overberg’s busy fire season

The Overberg was hit by 11 wildfires since the start of year up to the end of January. According to the Greater Overberg Fire Protection Association, almost all the wildfires were started by humans – either accidentally or with malicious intent.