About 90% of fire near Du Toitskloof contained

More than a 1,300 hectares of land have been destroyed in the blaze that broke out on Thursday.

FILE: Firefighters are seen on 2 February after a blaze broke out near Du Toitskloof Pass. Picture: Kevin Brandt/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Cape Town fire and rescue team says most of the fire raging near the Du Toitskloof Mountain Pass has been contained.

More than a 1,300 hectares of land have been destroyed in the blaze that broke out on Thursday.

Western Cape police are investigating the cause of a fire following suspicion that it could have been started deliberately.

It is the third extensive blaze to have swept through the area since the beginning of the year.

Fire and Rescue spokesperson Heinrich Louw said, “The fire near the Du Toitskloof is approximately 90% contained at this point. Firefighter will continue to monitor the situation for possible flareups.”