George fires tentatively contained say officials

EWN reporter Monique Mortlock says while there has been some respite from the fires in the George region of the Southern Cape, it is not better for everyone.

She describes how she spoke to one family who has lost everything.

They watched how the flames in the early hours of Tuesday morning, engulfed their home.

Monique Mortlock, EWN

She says there are not many active firelines currently.

The most pressing one throughout the day has been in the De Vlugt area, which is near Knysna.

Monique Mortlock, EWN

Standing in an area between George and Knysna, she says all she can see is pockets of smoke.

Officials say they are tentatively happy with the way things are looking right now.

Monique Mortlock, EWN

Most of the firefighters on the ground are busy with mopping up operations she says.

She says MEC for Economic Opportunities Alan Winde told her that they are hoping the worst is over, but of course, a change in winds could alter that.

For now, no properties are in danger, no people or livestock are in danger.

Monique Mortlock, EWN

Mortlock says thankfully there was even some light rain.

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