Disaster management says the human element always plays a big role in vegetation fires.
Officials say millions have been spent on firefighting operations in recent days.
The Franschhoek fire, as seen from an aeromedical helicopter on Tuesday 29 January 2013.
Firefighters have not been able to bring runaway vegetation fires in the Cape Winelands under control.
Emergency officials say WC fires may have been caused by human negligence.
Firefighters have been hard at work battling numerous fires across the Western Cape.