GEORGE NEWS - The George Fire Brigade, in collaboration with the Eden Fire Services, started a controlled fire around the Garden Route Dam last night.
According to Radie Laubscher, project manager at the Parks and Gardens section of the George Municipality, this is a precautionary measure to reduce the threat of fire in the case of extreme conditions.
The fire season starts in December.
Early this morning the fire was struggling to really get going, but the wind has been picking up, according to Neels Barnard of the George fire services. He said it is blowing in a south-southwesterly direction, away from the town.
Read more in the George Herald on Thursday, and online.