Franschhoek mountain fire rages on

2018-01-09 18:32
Franschhoek fire (File picture: News24 user Robb Tarr)

Franschhoek fire (File picture: News24 user Robb Tarr)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Cape Town – Western Cape firefighters are battling a vegetation fire in the Franschhoek area.

Regional fire commander Graeme Roberts told News24 that a fire broke out in the mountains around 11:00.

"We have two helicopters, three ground teams and six fire fighting teams on the scene.

"The fire is already contained and the flames should be extinguished within two to three hours," said Roberts.

About 40 hectares of grass and vegetation have gone up in flames since the fire started.

Read more on:    cape town  |  fires

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24


Enter the examination number or search by province or school (NSC Students) to view results.

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.