WOF TV News Season 06 Episode 07

WOF helps local authorities battle peat fires in the Cape

WOF uses innovation to extinguish peat fires


May 2019, Working on Fire joined joined the peat fire battle in the Onrus area of Overstrand, Western Cape. The fire started on the 31 December 2018 and spread into the area in January 2019. It is estimated that a 9-hectare area is burning – the area is also covered in invasive plants and is eroded. The peat-land covers an extensive area of 33 hectares and is estimated to be 12, 000 years old.
In this video, we showcase the vital role played by Working on Fire and its innovative way in combating this peat fire.