City of Tshwane hopes to stabilize landfill site fire by Monday

Emergency Services in the City of Tshwane are still struggling to douse the compost fire at the Garstkloof landfill site due to changing weather.

The fire started on Sunday, but strong winds have affected efforts to stop the blaze.

Parts of Pretoria East have seen heavy smoke due to this. Emergency Services say the fire is non-toxic, but the City of Tshwane has established a mobile clinic at the Erasmuskloof fire station to assist residents who may have medical needs due to the fire.

Acting Tshwane Mayor Cilliers Brink visited Garstkloof on Thursday.

He says emergency services are working to stabilize the fire by Monday.

What that means in ordinary terms is that we will reach a point where the fires don't increase but they will be at a point where they decrease. The process to accomplish this is t systematically take apart those compost heaps and spray them.

Cilliers Brink, Acting Tshwane Mayor

We confident that this will be stabilized by Monday.

Cilliers Brink, Acting Tshwane Mayor

He says an inquiry will be launched into why the problem was discovered too late.

Click on the link below to hear more from the acting mayor...


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