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Mop-up operations continue following fire near Grabouw

Yesterday, officers managed to contain the blaze which had been raging just north of the town.

A fire broke out new Grabouw in the Overberg District. Picture: Working on Fire via Twitter.

CAPE TOWN - Firefighters in the Overberg District are continuing with mop-up operations following a devastating fire near Grabouw.

Yesterday, officers managed to contain the blaze which had been raging just north of the town since Wednesday evening.

Authorities believe the fire was intentionally started.

Overberg fire chief Reinhard Geldenhuys says: “The wind changed today so we need to ensure it stays out. There are crews deployed throughout the day to monitor and mop up.”

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)