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Sappi depot on fire in Montague Gardens

At least 40 firefighters are battling the blaze after the veld next to the depot also caught alight.

FILE: The cause of the fire is still unclear. Picture: sxc.hu.

CAPE TOWN - Fire crews have responded to a burning paper depot in Montague Gardens.

At least 40 firefighters are battling the blaze after the veld neighbouring the industrial plant also caught alight this afternoon.

The cause of the fire is still unclear and no one has been injured.

The Fire services' Theo Layne said, "There's a fire at the paper depot, Sappi, and the surrounding vegetation is also burning."

Meanwhile, firefighters are preparing for a long night battling a blaze at the depot.

Layne said, "Currently, the danger to any property has been averted. We still have about 10 vehicles on the scene and it looks like we're still going to be here for some time."

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