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BURN PERMITS

Why we support controlled burns

For the goFPA, controlled burns that are undertaken responsibly are an essential part of good integrated fire management – not only to reduce invasive alien spread and fuel loads, but also as a tool to manage fynbos. Fynbos is a fire-prone vegetation, and it therefore needs to burn every 10 to 20 years (depending on the type of fynbos).

If you live in the Bredasdorp, Caledon & Swellendam area, use this burn permit.

Please return forms to your local fire station or fax to 028 424 2748.

Bredasdorp: Mario Arends  marends@odm.org.za or call
028 425 1690

Caledon: Chris Pieterse  cpieterse@odm.org.za or call 
028 212 3727

Swellendam: Ryno van Harte call 
028 514 3980

If you live in the Grabouw/Elgin area, please use this burn permit.

Please return forms to your local fire station.

Grabouw: Malcolm Abrahams mabrahams@odm.org.za or call
021 859 5525

If you live in the Overstrand region, please use this burn permit.

Please return forms to fireadmin@overstrand.gov.za or call 028 313 5052

Some rules around controlled burns

  • Permits are issued for different lengths of time depending on the time of year and the type of burn (stubble lands, ecological, rubbish heap, etc.). Please inquire at your local fire station for more information.
  • The Fire Brigade does an inspection before issuing the permit. The Overstrand Municipality currently charges a consultation fee for this.
  • You may not burn on a Friday, Saturday, Sunday or public holiday.
  • You may only burn on a Friday or day before a public holiday with special permission from the Fire Brigade.
  • You may not burn on an Orange or Red (Fire Danger Index) day.
  • You are bound by the personnel and equipment numbers as on the application.
  • You must inform your neighbours and/or other authorities 2 weeks prior to the burn and again daily before burning starts.
  • You must inform the control centre or local fire station daily before burning starts.
  • All fires have to be extinguished before 16:30 daily.
  • Patrol the area until the burnt area is cold.
  • You are responsible for the burn and its consequences.

Do you have renosterveld on your property?

Renosterveld is critically endangered, and forms a vital part of the Cape Floral Kingdom. Fire management is also crucial in renosterveld. So we’ve partnered with the Overberg Renosterveld Conservation Trust, to compile some golden rules for ecological prescribed burns in renosterveld.

Visit: www.overbergrenosterveld.org.za. Email: info@overbergrenosterveld.org.za 

Tel. Dr Odette Curtis: 083 551 3341

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OUR WORLD

Overberg fights three devastating fires

The Overberg region has been hard hit by three major fires in the past week. Two are still burning, with teams still fighting to suppress both fires. The fire on the Denel Overberg Test Range started on Friday 24 February. The fire was ignited following standard missile testing …

A devastating Overberg fire season

The Overberg has experienced 25 major fires since the start of December. Fire-fighting teams battled many of these fires for more than a week. The goFPA is so grateful to everyone who helped to bring these fires under control. from the landowners and farmworkers …

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Email: info@overbergfpa.co.za

 

+27 (0) 28 425 1690

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