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Busy day for CT firefighters

Firefighters responded to nearly 50 veld fires across the Cape Peninsula on Friday.

Firefighters responded to nearly 50 veld fires across the Cape Peninsula on Friday.

CAPE TOWN - Firefighters have had a busy day trying to extinguish dozens of veld fires which raged across the peninsula.

They attended to nearly 50 veld fires on Friday alone.

Some of the hot spot areas include Atlantis, Nyanga and Strand.

Officials also kept a close eye on a blaze at a sewage plant near Macassar.

Fire service's Theo Layne said, "Many of these vegetation fires have been fanned by very strong south-easterly winds. We have sent additional vehicles just to ensure the fire doesn't get out of control."

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