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Fire continues to ravage Simonsberg

Two structures were damaged as firefighters continue to battle the blaze.

A fire rages on the Simonsberg mountain 20 January 2016. Picture: Aletta Harrison/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Two structures were damaged as firefighters continue to battle a raging fire in Simonsberg.

The fire flared up again a short while ago, after it was earlier contained.

SimonsbergFire A sudden flare up behind Marianne Wine Estate. pic.twitter.com/TESovqAueP


  • EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) January 21, 2016

Most farms in the area have suffered some kind off loss.

At least 2,000 hectares of farmland has been destroyed since Tuesday.

#SimonsbergFire Around 120 ground crew memebrs are currently fighting flare-ups. Burnt slopes behind Tokara Wine IM pic.twitter.com/iMVFFGANAA

WATCH: Simonsberg fire scorches Cape Winelands

Cape Town's hot and dry summer conditions often make it susceptible to wildfires. Last year was particularly devastating, with 5,000 hectares of vegetation being burnt.

The fire took four days to bring under control and damaged or destroyed 13 homes.

Click here to take a look at EWN's special feature on the 2015 fire.

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