Simonsberg blaze contained

2016-01-24 19:00
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Cape Town - While firefighters remain on scene, the Simonsberg fire has been contained, the Cape Winelands Fire Services said on Sunday.

Senior manager Wayne Desai said mop-up operations are still under way and firefighters are keeping an eye for possible flare-ups.

“No lives or property are currently in danger,” he said.

Over 2 000 hectares, including timber plantations and vineyards, was destroyed in the fire which broke out last Tuesday.

Desai said once the blaze has been completely extinguished, the extent of the damage would be assessed.

The inferno is believed to the work of arsonists and claims of the fires being started intentionally are being investigated.

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