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WATCH | Firefighters struggle to contain Bainskloof Pass blaze


in the Cape Winelands District Municipality are still trying to extinguish a
fire that broke out in Bainskloof Pass, Wellington, on Saturday.

municipality said the fire broke out during the afternoon and was still out of
control due to strong winds.

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battle blazes amid hot, dry and windy conditions

on the left flank of the mountain was burning out of control.

Around 260
hectares of vegetation has been burnt.

are nine firefighting vehicles with 20 crew assisted by four contracted ground
teams from the NCC, two teams from CapeNature and 16 ground crew members from
the Volunteer Wildfire Services, bringing the total of personnel fighting the
fire to 96,” the municipality said.

Three helicopters
had also been deployed.

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