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WC firefighters battle wildfires in Eden District

Mop up operations are also taking place at nine hotspots.

Firefighters are currently battling three wildfires in the Eden District in the Western Cape. Picture: Twitter/@wo_fire

CAPE TOWN - Firefighters are currently battling three wildfires in the Eden District in the Western Cape.

Mop up operations are also taking place at nine hotspots.

Priority areas include Molen River, Kubuku and De Vlught.

Working on Fire's Lauren Howard has welcomed the assistance from farmers to contain blazes.

“Two hundred and ten firefights are currently deployed in the district from the Eden District Municipality, Mountain to Ocean, Working on Fire, Cape Nature and SANParks. Incident Commander Gerald Otto said that without farmers working together and assisting all firefighters we would have struggled to contain the wildfires that raged throughout the district since the 1st of November.”