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Vegetation fire rages on in Macassar

Cape Town Fire and Rescue Services are trying to extinguish a vegetation fire in Macassar.

Cape Town Fire and Rescue Services are trying to extinguish a vegetation fire in Macassar.

CAPE TOWN - Firefighters are battling to bring a vegetation fire under control in Macassar.

They have been trying to extinguish the blaze for the past few hours.

No injuries have been reported.

Cape Town Fire and Rescue Services' Theo Layne said, "At the moment there's no danger to any property. We have seven vehicles and approximately 46 firefighters at the scene."

Meanwhile, retail giant Pick 'n Pay said it has never seen such a massive response from Capetonians who are dropping off essential items for shack fire victims.

Five people died and 4,000 others were left homeless after a fire ripped through Khayelitsha's BM Section in the early hours of New Year's morning.

Most of the residents lost all their possessions.

Pick 'n Pay's Mark Jennings said many have dropped off used items, while others have spent thousands of rands to drop new goods at stores.

"There has been an incredible response to the plight of those affected by the fires in Du Noon and Khayelitsha. We set up those specially marked trolleys in front of our stores in the Western Cape for customers to donate clothing, blankets, non-perishable foods, baby products and toiletries."

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