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Fire crews continue battling Eden District fires

Nearly 200 firefighters have been deployed to battle the blazes, some of which broke out last week.

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

CAPE TOWN - Fire crews are currently battling 13 wildfires in the Eden District.

Aerial firefighting is also taking place to try to extinguish blazes north-west of the Molen River, De Vlught and Jonksrus areas.

Nearly 200 firefighters have been deployed to battle the blazes, some of which broke out last week.

Working On Fire's Lauren Howard said: “More than 100 Working On Fire firefighters remain on scene assisting multiple partners in suppressing fires along the Garden Route.

"A priority for the joint operations centre today is to water bomb an area north-west of the Molen River which is expected to cause problems from Wednesday onwards if the wind picks up.”