Fire extinguishing operation near Franschhoek, the Cape Winelands District Municipality, have continued throughout the night. A fynbos fire in the mountainous terrain broke out on Tuesday. At least 175 firefighters from the local emergency services tried to extinguish the fire.
As the Cape Winelands Municipality’s Jaco Thuynsma says, the institution tried to prevent the spread of fire to farms:
“We would like to keep the fire at bay and away from the basin area near the farms.”