• Working on Fire deployment statistics 2015 to 2021

    Number of fires attended to by Working on Fire & hectares burnt in South Africa and per province 2015 - 2021

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    Number of fires attended by Working on Fire in South Africa: 2015 to 2021

    Province
    2015
    2016
    2017
    2018
    2019
    2020
    2021
    7-Year Total
    7-Year Average
    Eastern Cape
    264
    183
    204
    158
    234
    165
    299
    1,507
    215
    Free State
    385
    74
    506
    352
    426
    642
    431
    2,816
    402
    Gauteng
    444
    212
    449
    412
    362
    233
    223
    2,335
    334
    Kwazulu-Natal
    264
    131
    256
    235
    352
    283
    267
    1,788
    255
    Limpopo
    244
    116
    169
    263
    234
    157
    248
    1,431
    204
    Mpumalanga
    311
    207
    276
    298
    342
    304
    291
    2,029
    290
    North West
    77
    25
    126
    157
    77
    155
    181
    798
    114
    Western Cape
    135
    153
    268
    104
    57
    72
    148
    937
    134
    TOTAL
    2,124
    1,101
    2,254
    1,979
    2,084
    2,011
    2,088
    13,641
    1,949

    Number of fires attended by Working on Fire in South Africa: 2015 to 2021

    Number of fires attended to by Working on Fire annually per province: 2015 - 2021

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    Mpumalanga: Number of fires attended to by Working on Fire: 2015 - 2021
    Limpopo: Number of fires attended to by Working on Fire: 2015 - 2021
    Kwa-Zulu Natal: Number of fires attended to by Working on Fire: 2015 - 2021
    Gauteng: Number of fires attended to by Working on Fire: 2015 - 2021
    Free State: Number of fires attended to by Working on Fire: 2015 - 2021
    Eastern Cape: Number of fires attended to by Working on Fire: 2015 - 2021

    Total Hectares burnt in fires attended to by Working on Fire annually per province: 2015 - 2021

    Province
    2015
    2016
    2017
    2018
    2019
    2020
    2021
    7-Year Total
    7-Year Average
    Eastern Cape
    44,975
    152,357
    154,662
    77,106
    35,857
    15,108
    47,070
    528,145
    75,448
    Free State
    132,530
    18,309
    107,099
    69,898
    65,034
    176,741
    245,563
    815,174
    116,453
    Gauteng
    19,521
    6,105
    102,456
    65,843
    43,608
    12,131
    18,503
    268,167
    38,310
    Kwazulu-Natal
    15,602
    15,539
    18,652
    22,309
    36,574
    22,317
    201,395
    332,388
    47,484
    Limpopo
    301,547
    56,231
    148,312
    126,141
    152,600
    29,315
    59,302
    873,448
    124,778
    Mpumalanga
    94,113
    17,685
    21,753
    39,341
    68,835
    49,212
    34,196
    325,135
    46,448
    North West
    19,702
    1,361
    11,433
    75,745
    8,361
    99,166
    218,409
    434,177
    62,025
    Western Cape
    45,778
    159,544
    222,351
    267,492
    79,113
    124,831
    262,673
    1,161,782
    165,969
    TOTAL
    673,768
    427,131
    768,718
    744,875
    489,982
    528,821
    1,087,111
    4,738,406
    676,915

    Total Hectares burnt in fires attended to by Working on Fire annually per province: 2015 - 2021

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    Limpopo: Total Hectares burnt in fires attended to by Working on Fire: 2015 - 2021
    Kwa-Zulu Natal: Total Hectares burnt in fires attended to by Working on Fire: 2015 - 2021
    Gauteng: Total Hectares burnt in fires attended to by Working on Fire: 2015 - 2021
    Free State: Total Hectares burnt in fires attended to by Working on Fire: 2015 - 2021
    Eastern Cape: Total Hectares burnt in fires attended to by Working on Fire: 2015 - 2021
    Dr Glynis Humphrey

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