After our fire season this past summer I can feel for these people. Foolish disposal of a cigarette is all it takes in those dry windy conditions. Stay safe down there! Nearly 70 000ha of grazing south of Boshof in the western Free State According to Breytenbach, the fire had developed from a manmade roadside fire on the R64 about four to five kilometres from the town. The fire, about 70km long and 45km wide, further destroyed two homesteads and one fodder shed. Breytenbach explained that authorities were still working on the final damage assessment but preliminary indications were that large numbers of animals had died.