Helicopters deployed to raging fire in Cape Winelands

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Two helicopters and teams of firefighters were deployed on Wednesday afternoon to battle a raging fire on a farm in McGregor, the Cape Winelands.

The fire was allegedly caused by sparks from electric wires.

Cape Winelands District Municipality spokesperson Jo-Anne Otto said it was currently burning out of control.

"At this stage, no damage to orchards has been reported, but the fire is burning across the natural veld.

"Fire teams, assisted by two helicopters and three ground teams, are actively engaged in various firefighting activities, including protecting structures," she added. 


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