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Overberg fire contained

The fire raging since Tuesday was only fully extinguished in the early hours of this morning.

FILE: It took more than 40 firefighters to contain the blaze that spread between Swellendam and Barrydale. Picture: via twitter.

CAPE TOWN - Fire and Disaster Management teams have contained the blaze that broke out in the Overberg.

The fire, which has been raging since Tuesday, was only fully extinguished in the early hours of this morning.

It took more than 40 firefighters to contain the blaze that spread between Swellendam and Barrydale.

The Overberg District Municipality's Reinhard Geldenhuys says severe lightening strikes led to the outbreak.