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NATION BATTLES VELD FIRES

NATION BATTLES VELD FIRES

A spate of veld fires the past few days, mostly concentrated in the vacinity of Windhoek, are being frantically fought by volunteers, residents, the municipal fire department and city dwellers rushing to aid the fire fighters.

 

Images taken from a Trustco Air Services helicopter show fires as far as Heja lodge.

 

Flames were beaten back earlier from the Elisenheim Estate, Kappsfarm, Heja Lodge and the smallholdings surrounding Windhoek townlands.

 

The Namibian Defence Force rushed from fire to fire, while food chains like ShopRite spontaneously set up feeding and water stations in affected areas where the biggest teams were deployed. Photos: Quinton & Stienie van Rooyen

 

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