Worcester blaze inaccessible - fire services

2016-02-04 16:53
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Cape Town - Firefighters are on standby as the blaze raging in the mountainous area between Wolseley and Worcester is currently inaccessible, the Cape Winelands Fire Services said on Thursday.

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Chief fire officer Danie Wilds told News24 that only 12 firefighters were on the scene, but ground crews were unable to reach the blaze.

"At this stage there is no property in danger, but this may change," he said.

Additional crews were on standby should the blaze, which had destroyed a large amount of fynbos, spread to an accessible area.

"The fire started on Saturday, but a flare-up was experienced on Wednesday night.

"The wind has been favourable and the speed at which it has spread is slowing down," Wilds said.

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