Parliament fire puts a strain on resources, as officials prepare for fire season

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Parliament in Cape Town on fire
Parliament in Cape Town on fire
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Large-scale fires, such as the one at Parliament this weekend, have the potential to sap firefighting resources needed for wildfires and informal settlement blazes during the Western Cape's "fire season".

According to the Western Cape chief of disaster management Colin Diener, the province's fire season usually runs from December to April, coinciding with summer.

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