Cape Winelands firefighters battle Dwarsberg mountain blaze

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A fire in the Cape Winelands Municipality.
A fire in the Cape Winelands Municipality.
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Cape Winelands firefighters are battling a fire that broke out on the foot of Dwarsberg mountain on Tuesday.

According to the Cape Winelands District Municipality's (CWDM) Fire Services, various resources and ground teams had been deployed.

Firefighters battle Rawsonville fire (Supplied by Regional Commander, Piet du Plessis
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Firefighters battle Rawsonville fire (Supplied by Regional Commander, Piet du Plessis

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The fire had since spread into a small, inaccessible kloof currently hidden by low cloud cover and light rain.

"Active firefighting activities are set to continue for some time," the municipality added.

The fire was being fuelled by a combination of 15-year-old indigenous veld and a brisk north-westerly wind.

On Sunday, CWDM firefighters also battled a fire in the Matroosberg mountain area in De Doorns that began on Friday night.


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