January 18, 2016
Monday Geology Picture: West Coast Fire
Posted by Evelyn Mervine
Here in South Africa it’s fire season again. So far, this summer has been very hot and dry with many parts of the country suffering from drought. Over the past few weeks, there have been several forest fires around the Western Cape province. About a week ago we drove past a moderate size fire when we were driving back from Langebaan Lagoon. Fortunately, it seems that firefighters contained this particular fire fairly quickly. Hopefully there won’t be too many devastating fires this year, especially considering that many parts of the forest were burned last year.