Researchers at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research have been working tirelessly to develop a fire detecting application in areas prone to wildfires.
Phillip Frost, from the Remote Sensing Specialist: CSIR Meraka Institute, says they've been working on the application since 2003.
The application is called AFIS (Advanced Fire Information System). It is a real-time platform that allows firefighters to track and monitor fire breakouts.
Frost says the app uses Nasa satellites to track down fires and detect these fires.
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