The cold front in the Western Cape has brought a relief for Helderberg residents and firefighters who have been battling the mountain fire on the slopes of Helderberg near Somerset West.
The fire began on the slopes of the mountain just outside of the popular Lourensford Farm on Wednesday last week. 24 firefighting appliances and almost 120 firefighters worked tirelessly over the weekend trying to contain the blaze. Two firefighters were injured and hospitalised and at least five five families have been left devastated as the blaze ripped through their homes next to Silwerboomkloof nature reserve.
Spokesperson for the Cape Winelands District Municipality Jo-Anne Otto, said an inspection will be done at first light to determine the day’s activities.
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