Tshwane battling wildfires

2013-08-17 18:30


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Pretoria - Emergency services in Tshwane are struggling to contain five veld fires burning on the outskirts of the city, it said on Saturday.

"We are struggling with five massive grass fires in the outskirts of Tshwane in the farm areas," EMS spokesperson Johan Pieterse said.

Pieterse said the wind was making the fires uncontrollable.

"These fires are getting to houses and plots... People driving on the freeway must be very careful," Pieterse said.

The fires were near the N4 along Bronkhorstspruit, Centurion, Pretoria West and two in the north of Pretoria.

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