Fire fighters pushed to contain the fires around Knysna on Sunday morning as weather conditions improved along the Garden Route on day five of the infernos that have wreaked havoc in the region. James-Brent Styan‚ spokesman for Western Cape Local Government MEC Anton Bredell‚ said aircraft - both water-bombing choppers and fixed-wing spotter planes - were airborne shortly before 9am as the morning fog and smog lifted and cooler weather moved on over the Eden district. “With wind speeds dropping‚ conditions are improving for aerial support‚” he said. “The wide range of fire-fighting agencies were dispatched from the Incident Command centre in the Knysna Municipality‚ working closely with the Eden District Disaster Management centre.” Styan said that divisions had held the line on Saturday night – holding the flames back – to protect the village of Rheenendal and Wit Lokasie settlement. “Both areas were under threat during yesterday’s gale-force winds. “Brenton-on-Sea was hit hard yes...

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