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3rd extensive vegetation fire sweeps through Paarl, no injuries reported

More than 1000 hectares of land has been destroyed in the blaze, which broke out near the Du Toitskloof Pass on Thursday.

Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN

CAPE TOWN – No injuries have been reported as a third extensive vegetation fire swept through the Paarl area.

More than 1000 hectares of land has been destroyed in the blaze, which broke out near the Du Toitskloof Pass on Thursday.

It has since been brought under control.

Cape Winelands Fire and Rescue spokesperson Heinrich Louw says, “The fire’s suppress operation will scale down as the situation improves and we had no injuries and no structural damages were reported.”

Meanwhile, a fire has erupted near the Bainskloof Pass in the Boland.

The blaze broke out on Sunday night.

The Cape Winelands District Municipality’s Ian Ross says, “We had a fire last night at 10pm, very strong south-easterly winds pushing it down the mountain towards the farms. We used firefighters to prevent structural damages, so there was no structural damage. We have aerial support on standby.”