Fire raging in Sabi Sands

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Bushfire Sabi Sand. (Twitter)

Bushfire Sabi Sand. (Twitter)

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Cape Town - A bushfire is raging out of control in the Sabi Sands reserve bordering the Kruger National Park.

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A person who answered the phone at Sabi Sands Game Reserve says everybody, including the management are out fighting the flames. A team from Working on Fire is helping.

Staff at Londolozi Game Reserve , situated near Sabi Sands confirmed that a fire was burning. She told News24 all management staff were out attended to the blaze, which was quite close to the reserve.

“We have not evacuated the lodge, but are attending to the matter,” the staff member said.

SANParks spokesperson Reynold Thakhuli told News24 that rangers were on the ground battling the flames.

“They are working against strong winds, as the fire has moved north to Skukuza,” he said.

Thakhuli said he was unable to say whether lodges around the area were affected as yet. He could also not confirm the size of the fire.

A tweet from Kym Argo conveys the magnitude:

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