With reference to the veld fires that have been flaring up in various areas of the Metro over recent days, the Municipality alerts residents to the fact that the heat, dry undergrowth and intermittent windy conditions usually experienced in December, create conditions ideal for veld fires.
Residents should therefore exercise great care not to inadvertently cause veld fires. Please do not hold braais in unauthorised or undermarcated areas, or fling cigarette butts into the bush from your car. We all recall the devastation caused by the fire that ravaged Cape St Francis a few months ago. Residents are invited to call 041 585 1555 or 0800 20 50 50 if they spot a fire. Note however, that while the Municipality will attend to and distinguish most fires, if a veld fire poses no risk, it is allowed to burn itself out, as this benefits the veld.
Article source: http://mype.co.za/new/2012/12/with-the-heat-comes-veld-fires/