Veld fires east of Windhoek

The Windhoek fire brigade on Sunday confirmed an active veld fire on the outskirts of Ludwigsdorf as well as another heading towards Heja Lodge east of the city and Elisenheim to the north.

The head of the Windhoek fire department, Raymond Kapia, confirmed that there were 11 firefighters at the scenes in the afternoon.

The fire brigade also called on off-duty firefighters to be on standby.

The firefighters are working alongside farm owners, and some residents are also assisting with active firefighting.

Kapia said the wind is spreading the fire further.

This is a developing story.

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