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Franschhoek blaze contained

More than 6,000 hectares of vegetation was destroyed in the fire that erupted near the Cape Winelands town's mountain pass last Monday.

Firefighters have been deployed after a blaze broke out in the Franschhoek Mountains. Picture: Kevin Brandt/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - A fire that raged on the mountains outside Franschhoek has been contained.

More than 6,000 hectares of vegetation was destroyed in the fire that erupted near the Cape Winelands town's mountain pass last Monday.

Authorities say firefighters have, however, attended to some flare-ups on Sunday.

The region's spokesperson Jo-Anne Otto says affected areas need to be free of all flare-ups for a period of 48 hours before the fire can be considered extinguished.

“The fire that crept over into the high-noon area over the weekend has also been contained. There are no fires in the Franschhoek mountains. A number of firefighters will be on sites to specifically put out fire flare-ups.”

(Edited by Mihlali Ntsabo)