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Fire and rescue teams rush to quell WC blaze

The fire, which started this afternoon in Waterval, is being precipitated by windy conditions.

FILE: Fire fighters are working to stop a fire in Waterval from reaching properties. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Fire and rescue crews have been dispatched to a fire raging in the Waterval area near Tulbagh in the Western Cape.

The blaze, which broke out this evening, is being precipitated by windy conditions.

Provincial disaster management spokesperson Colin Deiner says, "There are properties threatened; currently we are focusing on protecting those properties - that is the top priority at the moment."