WC firefighters battle Saron blaze

Several unoccupied structures have been destroyed in the blaze.

FILE: Firefighters have been struggling through the night trying to contain a veld fire raging in the Saron area. Picture: EWN

CAPE TOWN - Firefighters have been struggling through the night trying to contain a veld fire raging in the Saron area.

Several unoccupied structures have been destroyed in the blaze, no injuries have been reported.

More than 2,000 hectares of vegetation was destroyed.

The Western Cape Department of Environmental Affairs and Local Government's James-Brent Styan says strong winds and dry conditions continue to hamper firefighter's efforts.

"The conditions are just making the firefighting very difficult. It has been three days and two nights worth of firefighting. The fire is not under control yet and firefighters will continue throughout the day to get it under control."