Western Cape fires still raging

Western Cape fires still raging

21 January 2006

published by www.sabcnews.com

South Africa — A second helicopter has been brought in to assist in combating several veld fires that are raging in the Western Cape.

Fransuliene Bosch, the rescue co-ordinator, says no property is being threatened, but firefighters are struggling to control three of the five blazes.

These include a fire at a Grabouw farm in the Overberg region, another in Bainskloof near Wellington and one in the mountains at Stanford near Hermanus.

Other fires at Sir Lowry’s pass between Grabouw and Somerset-West and Bainskloof have been contained. A strong wind is fanning the flames.


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