Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality to assess damage caused by runaway fire

Firefighters are monitoring the blaze at Van Stadens Gorge and in the Rocklands area.

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CAPE TOWN – The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality says it is too early to determine the extent of the damage caused by a deadly runaway fire.

Firefighters are monitoring the blaze at Van Stadens Gorge and in the Rocklands area.

The municipality’s Mthubanzi Mniki, says calmer weather conditions have helped firefighting efforts.

“It’s still too early to tell. It will probably be during the course of the week when we’ll be able to do that because the best people to do that are the fire and emergency teams, the people who know exactly these things.”

Two people died in the blaze.