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Vegetation fire breaks out near Strand

A large vegetation fire has erupted around Steenbras Dam in the mountains above Strand.

A large vegetation fire has erupted around Steenbras Dam in the mountains above Strand. Picture: Rafiq Wagiet/EWN

CAPE TOWN - A large vegetation fire has erupted around Steenbras Dam in the mountains above Strand in the Western Cape.

Three helicopters are waterbombing the area at the moment.

No property is in danger.

The City of Cape Town's fire and rescue service's Theo Layne says, "We have a number of crews and nature conservation on the scene. The strong south-easterly wind is fanning the fire."