Firefighters battle vegetation fire
A large vegetation fire which broke out on Christmas Day, outside Albertinia, is affecting traffic.
CAPE TOWN - Eden District fire fighters say they are battling to bring a large vegetation fire just two kilometres outside Albertinia under control.
The extensive blaze broke out on Christmas Day.
The stretch of the N2 highway near the Stilbaai turn-off has been closed to traffic due to heavy smoke.
Eden District Fire Chief Lester Smit says, "Due to the thick vegetation and the strong north-easterly wind it is difficult fighting the fire. We've got a helicopter, 12 fire engines and two ground teams."