South Africa, 2000
Copyright:Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC)
The fires which started in the Cape region on the weekend of 16 January 2000 (see country report on Current & Archived Significant Global Fire Events) burned in the Fynbos vegetation, embedded exotic pine plantations and viticulture areas. The total area of Fynbos in the mountain catchment areas in the Western Cape Province cover ca. 800,000 ha.