Fire season is upon us

The high temperatures, strong winds and dry vegetation prevalent at this time of year represent the ideal conditions for large bush fires.

Not surprisingly, therefore, there have been several large fires in the vicinity of Welgevonden over the course of the last two weeks.
Welgevonden staff assisted in controlling a huge fire that burnt all the way from Alma to the Bakkerspas Road and another in the Thabazimbi district.

Since conditions are unlikely to change in the immediate future, further large fires are anticipated and all members are urged to take the necessary precautions around their lodges, particularly in anticipation of the imminent arrival of dry lightning storms.