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Fires teams working hard to extinguish fire near De Doorns

A fire that’s been raging near De Doorns is slowly making its way down a mountain in the area.

Columns of smoke rise from the Cape winelands outside Stellenbosch on the morning of 22 January 2016 as firefighters and farm owners face a third day of battling the Simonsberg fire. Picture: Aletta Harrison/EWN

CAPE TOWN - A fire that's been raging near De Doorns is slowly making its way down a mountain in the area.

Firefighters have been unable to contain the blaze.

Cape Winelands Fire and Rescue Services' Jaco Thuynsma said, "We anticipated the fire will progress slowly down the mountain and it will most probably reach the bottom of the mountain later today. We're putting sufficient plans in place, arranging staff to comply with those planning and to try and control the fire once it comes down to the farm areas."