Clouds of smoke cover the north of Bloemfontein

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The Mangaung Fire Department was called out to put out the flames. Photos: Pierce van Heerden

Residents in the north of Bloemfontein were distraught this afternoon when all they could see were thick clouds of smoke that hung over the north of the city. This as the landfill site close to Northridge Mall that has been causing much unhappiness, caught fire once again.

The Mangaung Fire Department was called out to put out the flames.

On arrival at the buzzing landfill site, Bloemfontein Courant spoke to one of the workers at the site who claims that the fire was sparked by the strong wind and not the people. He further explained that one of the landfill site’s machines was stuck in the middle of the uncontrollable flames.

This landfill site has been making headlines as residents have voiced their frustrations about the continuous fires. Residents are not only concerned about their health but also their newly built properties.

Bloemfontein Courant is still awaiting the response of the municipality. – Sazly Hartzenberg
sazly@centralmediagroup.co.za