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Fire sweeps through Overberg wine plot in half an hour

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(Jenna Etheridge, News24)
(Jenna Etheridge, News24)

Cape Town - Half an hour was all it took for a raging fire to sweep through the Ross Gower Wines plot in the Elgin Valley in the Western Cape at the weekend.

Although the family was still tallying the cost of the destruction, Rob Gower said on Monday he believed it to be as much as R4m.

He rushed through from Cape Town on Saturday when he heard their farm was under threat. They bought the farm in 2001.

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