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CT firefighters battle blaze in Somerset West

The cause of the fire that broke out a short while ago is still unknown.

FILE: A residential fire has broken out in Somerset West. Picture: Aletta Harrison/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The City of Cape Town's fire service is on the scene of a large vegetation fire in Somerset West.

The cause of the fire that broke out a short while ago is still unknown.

The fire service's Theo Lane says, "Just after 2pm, we responded to a call in South Road [in] Westridge, Somerset West, where we have got a large vegetation fire. There is no property in danger at this stage but, with the wind, there is expectation that the wind could spread quite rapidly."