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Langebaan vegetation fire brought under control

The blaze had had been raging near the R27 since yesterday.

FILE: Firefighters were assisted by the South African National Parks officials, the South African Airforce and farmers in the area. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - A large vegetation fire which has been burning in Langebaan in the West Coast has been brought under control but authorities fear the blistering heat may cause flare-ups.

The blaze had had been raging near the R27 since yesterday.

Firefighters were assisted by the South African National Parks officials, the South African Airforce and farmers in the area.

West Coast fire Chief Bertus Senekal says the blaze has been contained

"We are attending to a lot of hotspots at this stage in order to make sure that the fire doesn't start again and burn out of control. So all our efforts and resources are focusing on sorting out all the hotspots on the fire liens at this stage."