More than 129 veld, forest fires recorded in Mpumalanga

  The Department of Environment, Forestries and Fisheries, Working on Fire (WOF) firefighters in Mpumalanga, working with various Fire Protection Associations (FPA’s), suppressed more than 129 veld and forest fires last month, WOF spokesperson Amanda Mthembu said in a statement. Mthembu said on July 19 the firefighter’s suppressed 18 fires in that day alone, while the fires recorded on the day spread throughout the province. According to Mthembu, the fires recorded were all successfully contained and mop-up operations conducted. “We dispatched a total of 24 teams to assist their FPAs…

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