Fight against Cape fire hindered by weather

2014-09-26 18:10

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Johannesburg - Efforts to put out a fire that broke out in the mountains between Swellendam and Barrydale in the Western Cape had to be scaled back on Friday because of poor weather, an official said.

"We had people there, but we pulled them back because of the weather, Overberg fire chief Reinard Geldenhuys said.

He said the fire was higher up in the mountains where there was mist.

"We will go back when the mist clears tomorrow."

Geldenhuys said the fire did not pose any threat to properties at the moment.

The fire broke out in the area after a lightning strike on Tuesday night.

Geldenhuys said an assessment on the extent of the damage caused by the fire could only be done once it had been put out.

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