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Firefighters monitoring Overberg fire

The blaze broke out in the mountains between Caledon and Hermanus at the weekend.

FILE: A firefighter puts out a veld fire in Cape Town.  Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Firefighters are monitoring a number of hot spots after containing a fire in the Overberg region.

The blaze broke out in the mountains between Caledon and Hermanus at the weekend.

Overberg disaster risk management's Marlu Rust said, "We managed to contain the fire however, there's still potential for flare ups so we have firefighters on the lines as well as ground teams."

At the weekend, parts of the Overberg district were without power after the fire damaged power lines in the area.

Fire crews worked through the night to stop the fire from spreading onto nearby properties.

The blaze comes a few days after fires ravaged most of the Southern Cape Peninsula.

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