Otto says a team from George Fire Brigade are on their way to Hoekwil where a house was in danger, but the fire has burned passed the house into nearby reeds. George Herald Journalist Lyndall Mgadle says a spotter plane is being sent out to Hoekwil.
Earlier, Otto said two helicopters and a fixed wing aircraft are on standby and will be sent up should it become necessary.
According to Otto, no houses have been damaged in Pacaltsdorp where the well-known Greta Gericke was among residents who had to be brought to safety. Six fire fighters from Eden Fire are deployed there.
Two fire fighters from Eden Fire Brigade with a vehicle and fire fighting equipment are deployed at Ruiterbos and are moving over to Friemersheim. "There is another fire on the other side of the mountain at Moerasrivier where Oudtshoorn Fire Brigade and members of the army are fighting off the flames," says Otto.
"We have no idea how these fires started. The hot, strong winds are fanning the flames."