Huge fire rages outside Makana in direction of Port Alfred

Fire rages on the Belmont Valley road near Grahamstown. Image: Leonie Yendall/Facebook

St Andrew’s College, neighbouring municipalities help to fight the blaze

 A huge fire is burning in the Stones Hill/Port Alfred Road area of Makana municipality.

Just after 7pm on Friday, Makana spokesperson Anele Mjekula told the Dispatch that it was a “very large area” burning in the direction of Port Alfred.

“The fire is still burning on both sides of the road. We are protecting Mt Haggard’s farm, Tuskers Lodge and Whispering Mist. We are being assisted by Ndlambe and Sarah Baartman (municipalities) and St Andrew’s College has provided a vehicle to assist,” Mjekula said.

St Andrew’s also provided staff to help fight the fire.

This is a developing story.

By John Harvey – DispatchLIVE

🔥 FIRE UPDATE 🔥

The following was  posted to Facebook at around 10.30  p.m by Hi-Tec Security:

The fire is currently burning right next to the tar road, Belmont Valley/R67 intersection. The Fire Brigade is attending to it. Please travel with caution.

Source : Leonie Yendall.

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