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Prince Alfred Pass closed

The Prince Alfred Pass remain closed for traffic after a heavy duty vehicle overturned in the pass between De Vlugt and Avontuur on Thursday 28 September 2017, causing a veld fire.

A heavy duty vehicle transporting coal overturned in the Prins Alfred Pass between De Vlugt and Avontuur shortly after 2pm on 28 September 2017.

Two people were injured and were transported to a nearby hospital in a stable condition. Unfortunately the accident caused the surrounding mountainous area to catch fire. The fire line was approximately 2km long and was raging out of control about 8km from Avontuur.

No infrastructure was in immediate danger due of the wind direction. Precautionary measures were in place to protect properties in the event of a change of direction of the wind.

Currently it is difficult to access the fire because of it being in the mountain, ongoing monitoring shall be done. Weather prediction for the area is around 8 degrees Celsius for Saturday, which might cause the fire to die.

Currently on scene are six Firefighters from Eden DM, two from George, two from MTO and two from SCFPA.

 
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