Fires rage in Ladybrand, Clocolan

Four fires are ravaging veld in Ladybrand, Clocolan and Ficksburg in the Free State.

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“We ask farmers and landowners to be on standby,” said Thinus Steenkamp, general manager of the Free State Umbrella Fire Association. 

The province has lost 250 000ha of grazing this season compared to around 240 000ha last year, he said.