Fire Report. Kogelberg / Gordons Bay December 2008. Location. Land Cover. Fire Danger: Vegetation Conditions (Live). Fire Danger: Vegetation Conditions (dry). Roy BA. Fire Danger: Atmospheric Conditions. MODIS Active Fire . Integrated Fire Map. Conclusions.
Kogelberg/Gordons Bay December 2008
Pre-fire conditions perfect for an inferno
High rainfall = vegetation build up
No fires for at least 8 years
Terrain great for fires – sparse agriculture surrounded by mountains with shrubland vegetation
Extremely dangerous conditions just before fire
Fire rushed up side of mountain fuelled by South-Easter
Houses burnt down
Vast tract of protected area burnt prematurely
Cape Nature Started fire to eradicate alien timber plantations?