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Firefighters battle Grabouw blaze

A city official says there’s no immediate danger to property in the area, but the fire appears to be spreading.

FILE: Firefighters prepare to battle a veld fire. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN

CAPE TOWN - A large vegetation fire near Grabouw appears to be spreading.

Firefighters are battling the blaze on the mountain slopes.

City of Cape Town Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson Theo Layne says: “This fire came over from the Grabouw area towards Sir Lowry’s Pass Village area. It’s still quite high on the mountain slopes. There is no immediate danger to any property, but the fire is being fanned by a very strong southeaster in that area.”

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)