Plettenberg residents urged to be alert following vegetation fire

Nine people had to be evacuated from their homes last week.

Firefighters from Working on Fire, Southern Cape Fire Protection Association and Eden District battle the blaze at the Middle Keurbooms Private Conservancy. Picture: Xolani Koyana/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Rainy weather over the weekend helped bring a vegetation fire which had been raging in the vicinity of Plettenberg Bay under control.

It's believed the fire broke out as result of a botched controlled burn.

Nine people had to be evacuated from their homes as the fire threatened their properties on Wednesday.

The Garden Route National Parks spokesperson Nandi Mgwa-Dlamba says: "We'd like you to exercise caution and to just check the weather all the time and watch the control burns that they do or making fire in open places."