On 4 February, a fire spread into thick invasive alien vegetation next to the R43 between Botriver and Kleinmond. While the fire burned on both sides of the road, the eastern flank proved a challenge, given the thick vegetation. ODM Fire & Rescue, Overstrand Fire & Rescue, FMU leaders, landowners, Working on Fire aerial support and CapeNature teams came together to tackle this fire. By the following day, the fire still burned out of control when the wind changed direction. The teams managed to protect Ecology Lifestyle farm, but the fire spread onto Barton Vineyards and Villas, where aerial support was needed to protect property and livelihoods. The following day it spread in the opposite direction after a sudden wind change. By day 3, this fire was contained, after a number of challenging moments.