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Overberg fire under control

Crews worked throughout Wednesday night to douse the blaze at the foot of the mountain.

A firefighting crew battles a fire in the Overberg on 18 December 2018. Picture: @NCCwildfires/Twitter

CAPE TOWN - A fire raging in the Overberg has been brought under control.

Crews worked throughout Wednesday night to douse the blaze at the foot of the mountain.

Officials say that a few showers over the region yesterday assisted in battling the flames.

Overberg District Fire Chief Reinard Geldenhuys: "Yesterday we had a little bit of rain which helped us a lot. We managed to get the Stormsvlei side of the fire under control. Teams will be deployed throughout the day to ensure we don't have flare-ups along the line. The lines are still not safe so we need to make it safe during the day."

Meanwhile, in the Eastern Cape, firefighters are still keeping a close eye on a blaze that broke out in St Francis Bay that's also been contained.

A hundred homes were evacuated earlier this week but those families have since returned.

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