Due to a fire that broke out on Table Mountain, a famous scenic spot in Cape Town, the South African government issued a reminder on the 2nd that the season for the high incidence of wildfires in South Africa is approaching. It is the people of the Western Cape that should raise their fire safety awareness and take relevant preventive measures before the high season of wildfires.
On the afternoon of the 31st, due to windy weather, a forest fire broke out on Table Mountain, a famous scenic spot in South Africa. Due to the excessive wind, the fire was once difficult to control, and it finally took a day for the fire department to basically put out the fire.
It is worth mentioning that this wildfire has dealt a blow to South Africa’s tourism industry, which shoulders the burden of economic recovery, and has also caused widespread concern in South African society.
The fire department of the Western Cape Province of South Africa reminded that the high season of wildfires in South Africa will officially start on December 1 this year. South African people must raise their awareness of fire safety.
The head of the department, Brent Styan, emphasized: “Here we want to urge the people of South Africa to be cautious when doing outdoor activities, especially when thundering or smoking, and to report to the fire in a timely manner. department.”
In addition, South Africa has been plagued by dry weather a few days ago, and lack of water resources has become an obstacle to coping with the peak season of wildfires.
In response, the fire department of the Western Cape Province of South Africa revealed that the current water level of the dam in the Western Cape and surrounding areas remains stable, with an average water level of 79.8% of the total water volume. But Brent Stern still said, “This does not mean that we can waste fresh water resources at will, because the best time to preserve it is when we have it.”