Firefighters battle vegetation blaze in Jonkershoek

Ground crews and volunteers are assisting to fight the blaze.

FILE:  Jonkershoek in Stellenbosch. Picture: Natalie Malgas/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Firefighters are battling a vegetation fire in the Jonkershoek area outside Stellenbosch.

Ground crews and volunteers are assisting to fight the blaze.

Cape Winelands Fire and Rescue Service’s Jaco Thuynsma says: “We have a helicopter moving over the top of the mountain. We are trying to prevent the fire from moving down into the Jonkershoek Valley. We hope the wind conditions will prevail for the moment and that this will be a success.”

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)