Do not set fire to dry leaves and fields

Do not set fire to dry leaves and fields

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GK CRONJE

25 May 2021

The case had been reported to the SACCW, who in turn dispatched the required services.

Arson is the act whereby a person sets the fire, or intends to start a fire, knowing that the fire will destroy something. Though the act typically involves buildings, the term arson can also refer to the intentional burning of fields, dry grass and leaves. The imprisonment term for a convicted crime relating to arson could be set up to seven years or more, and a fine of up to R250 000, and four years of probation. If you see a suspected arsonist in your ward or area, please contact ACSU on 017 811 1274, the SAPS on 10111, or your neighborhood watch, such as SACCW’s Theo Craven on 081 733 0032, immediately. Where possible, obtain photographs or video footage of the suspect in the act, as this will make identification and possible conviction or fining of the felon easier. The pictured fires were reported in Oosthuise Street, where the alleged arsonist has been identified. The case had been reported to the SACCW, who in turn dispatched the required services.