GARDEN ROUTE DISTRICT NEWS - A firebreak is one of the Integrated Fire Management tools which is a gap in vegetation or other combustible material that acts as a barrier to slow or stop the progress of a bushfire or wildfire.
The purpose of a firebreak is to provide an area of reduced fuel load which will reduce the intensity of a fire.
Although the fire- breaks cannot completely protect farms against large veld fires, they play an important role in controlling and containing smaller fires on the farm - and are compulsory by law.
- Information: Limakatso Khalianyane, Provincial Communications Officer, WoF
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