Veld fire burns large area of land

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ALONG the Highlands road in Grahamstown we have had a number of fires, possibly due to arsonists. Last week there was a fairly small, containable fire and the fire department was sent for.

After more than an hour they arrived and a female firefighter reluctantly started to ready the hose, aiming it at the burning section. When it was suggested that it might be better to wet the grass ahead of the fire she had a temper tantrum, threw the hose down and went to sit in her vehicle to sulk.

The fire progressed rapidly, burning vast areas of the veld. Thank you for the damage!

Desperate home owner, Grahamstown

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