The Minister of Forestry and Environment, Barbara Creecy has warned that wild-fires in the Mother City could become a regular occurrence as changes, brought about by climate change, become more apparent.
The Minister paid the Table Mountain National Park a visit, to assess the damage left in the wake of the run-away fires last week.
The Minister’s spokes-person, Albi Modise says the fires destroyed more than 600 hectares of bio-diversity area.
He says authorities should work closer with communities to combat future fires.
The Minister of Forestry, Fisheries, and the Environment, Barbara Creecy visited Newlands Firebase and showed appreciation to the firefighters including TMNP rangers, and other stakeholders involved, and thanked them for their courageous effort during #CapeTownFires. pic.twitter.com/zNqeqWfady
— SANParks TMNP (@TableMountainNP) April 24, 2021
Firefighter’s who battled the #CapeTownFires this week with Minister Barbara Creecy who thanked and applauded their bravery, discipline and training. #WOF_WC@TableMountainNP @environmentza pic.twitter.com/BU9HcllIwo
— Working on Fire (@wo_fire) April 24, 2021