PICS: Firefighters bravely battle Overberg blaze

2016-01-18 11:23

Cape Town - Firefighters worked through the night to put out a blaze that raged in Elgin Valley at the weekend.

It has mostly been contained but there are still a few flames in some areas.

Roads were closed and traffic was diverted on Saturday due to the vegetation blaze along the Houwhoek pass, News24 reported.

According to the Overberg municipality’s Reinard Geldenhuys, two helicopters and 30 groundsmen joined the crew on Sunday morning.

The Greater Overberg Fire Protection Association tweeted a note of thanks to community members who had donated food and water supplies to those who had battled the blaze.

The Volunteer Wildfire Services stated that the Kogelberg Nature Reserve was closed on Monday as the fire continued to burn.  

The region is popular for its wine estates. Iona Wines said that firefighters were still still hard at work.

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