Firefighters in Simonsberg remain on high alert
The fire in broke out on Tuesday and has destroyed nearly 3, 000 hectares of vegetation.
CAPE TOWN - Firefighters will remain on Simonsberg mountain overnight, to battle what remains of the ongoing vegetation fire.
The fire in Simonsberg broke out on Tuesday and has destroyed nearly 3,000 hectares of vegetation, including vineyards.
Cape Winelands fire chief Danie Wilds says the blaze is more than eighty percent contained.
"There are still a number of active hot spots on the perimeter of the fire, but firefighters are attending to the hotspots and they are busy with active firefighting."
Firefighters have been battling to contain the fire, which has been fanned by strong winds.
A wine farmer in the area says replacing lost vineyards will take years before delivering a harvest.
The blaze has caused widespread devastation to farmland, and comes at a crucial time for wine farmers who are currently in their harvest season.
Some farmers affected by the massive battled to prevent it from ravaging their crops while others, who weren't so lucky, assessed the damage.
The Western Cape has been ablaze, prompting the City, firefighting organisations and community members to join forces in fighting fires across the province, including parts of the south Peninsula.
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Click here to take a look at EWN's special feature on the 2015 fire.