Western Cape residents, living in informal settlements and townships, are continuously educated on how to fire-proof their homes to help avoid a loss of life or property in the Winter months.
Chief Director of Disaster Management, Colin Deiner says except for installing easy-to-use fire detectors in informal households, residents are also advised to stop using highly-flammable liquids such as paraffin for their cooking and heating needs.
Deiner says easy-to-install and cost-effective solutions work best.
He says the fires, once started, easily spread to other shacks in the vicinity.
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🔥🚒👨🚒👩🚒 Today is International Firefighters Day. We salute the heroic firefighters across the Western Cape who work tirelessly to keep us all safe!🙏 #InternationalFirefightersDay pic.twitter.com/SS7d8VBeyf
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