Wildfires in Eden District Municipality
On 7 November 2019, there were five active wildfires in the Eden District burning concurrently. The Joint Operations Centre (JOC) at Eden District Municipality was activated and a follow-up JOC meeting was held on 9 November 2017 at 11h00. The chopper had to be grounded due to adverse weather conditions. Information was sourced from role-players on the ground, who included Eden District Municipality, farmers, SANParks, Working on Fire (WoF), Cape Nature, MTO and PG Bison. The incident commander was Johan Brand, Eden District Municipality station officer. He said, “Most of the fires are contained and mopping-up operations are in process."
Fire fighters deployed in the district included:
• 5 from Eden District Municipality
• 30 from Mountain to Ocean (MTO)
• 44 from WoF (Working on Fire)
• 11 from Cape Nature
• 8 from SANParks
• 1 from SCFPA
Deon van Wyk is pictured saving wildlife during the wildfire incident between RIversdale and Albertinia on 10 November 2019.
Source: Eden District Municipality.