Amid record-high fires across the Amazon, Brazil loses primary forests

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Amid record-high fires across the Amazon, Brazil loses primary forests The number of fires shows no signs of easing as Brazil’s Roraima faces unprecedented blazes, and several Amazonian countries, including Guyana, Suriname and Venezuela, registered record-high outbreaks in the first quarter this year. Fire outbreaks in primary (old-growth) forest in Brazil’s Amazon soared by 152% […]

Co-cultivating Excellence in Agricultural Firefighting

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Co-cultivating Excellence in Agricultural Firefighting Veld fires pose a great threat to farmers as uncontrolled blazes can quickly engulf vast stretches of farmland, consuming crops, livestock and essential infrastructure, wiping out years of hard work in mere minutes. However, the future of farming preparation against veld fires has had a major boost with a proudly […]

Visual update on the fire situation at Richards Bay (09/10/2023)

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Visual update on the fire situation at Richards Bay The good news is that a significant semblance of order and control over the fire is now being felt on site. First of all, the protective measures taken to ensure the safety of the TWK, and other neighbours have paid off. The bombers constantly kept the […]

Update on Richards Bay Fires (06/10/2023)

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Update on Richards Bay Fires (06/10/2023) Day seven of the ongoing fire at NCT Richards Bay mill complex dawns with very positive signs showing. The intensity of the wood chip fires is starting to dissipate and the relentless firefighting efforts are starting to show significant progress. Access to the piles is vastly improved even allowing […]

Update on Richards Bay Fires (05/10/2023)

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Update on Richards Bay Fires Aerial bombers, and a very large contingent of ground forces and specialised machines continue to focus all attention on preventing the fire from spreading to any of the neighboring industries and residents. The fire is contained to the chip piles currently and thankfully no further spread has occurred. TWK and […]

Update on Richards Bay Fires (03/10/2023)

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Update on Richards Bay Fires Aerial bombers, and a very large contingent of ground forces and specialised machines continue to focus all attention on preventing the fire from spreading to any of the neighboring industries and residents. Considerable assistance is being rendered from NCT forest operations, Municipality, and many local businesses. NCT is extremely grateful […]

Richards Bay Fire

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Richards Bay Fire The fire at Richards Bay Wood Chips, in KwaZulu-Natal, is burning into its fourth day, despite the gargantuan efforts being made by firefighting personnel and staff from NCT Forestry Agricultural Co-operative Limited, the Municipality and other organisations to extinguish the blaze. Their efforts have been hampered by the unrelenting gale force winds […]

Spotting fires with the eagle eyes of Africa’s Firehawk

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Spotting fires with the eagle eyes of Africa’s Firehawk For 29 years, the services of a small South African company are often mentioned in risk mitigation, integrated fire management and fire analysis reports. However, their role as a management tool that facilitates locating and suppressing wildfires before they are out of control seems to be […]