Just 3km south east of Bredasdorp, a fire broke out in an area covered by invasive species. Strong south-easterly winds and high temperatures fanned the flames. Landowners and ODM Fire and Rescue teams fought the fire together. At the time, affected roads were closed. The following day the fire was contained, with some 115 hectares burnt, including the Bredasdorp Golf Club greens. The teams were especially grateful to two primary school boys, Duncan Visagie and Danwill Tobias, who volunteered to rescue tortoises.