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Firefighters intensify efforts to contain Somerset blaze

Efforts on the ground are being boosted by helicopters dousing flames near the Bezweni Lodge.

Working on Fire firefighters battle a blaze in the Helderberg in the Western Cape. Picture: @wo_fire/Twitter

CAPE TOWN - Firefighters have intensified efforts to douse a blaze in the Sir Lowry's Pass area outside Somerset West.

Efforts on the ground are being boosted by helicopters dousing flames near the Bezweni Lodge.

Officials are also still on site at two other fire incidents in the area.

The City of Cape Town Fire and Rescue Service's Theo Lane says, “Currently all firefighting efforts are concentrated on the Bezweni Lodge fire as the fire has proceeded down the mountain. Firefighters assisted by helicopters are in the process of extinguishing the fire. It is being fanned by very strong south-easterly wind.”

(Edited by Neo Koza)