A fire broke out in the Grabouw region on Sunday, January 24, and firefighters responded swiftly in an attempt to quell the blaze. The fire has now been burning for four days.

“Increased wind speed and flame lengths up to 1.5m made it difficult for the teams to keep the fire on the tar road. This fire is now burning in the CCT area, Steenbras catchment and is not under control,” Helderberg firefighters said on the evening of Wednesday, January 28.

It is not yet confirmed how many firefighting crews were dispatched to battle the blaze, but no injuries have yet been reported.

This is a developing story.

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Lucinda Dordley

Lucinda is a hard news writer who occasionally dabbles in lifestyle writing, and recent journalism graduate. She is a proud intersectional feminist, and is passionate about actively creating a world which is free of discrimination and inequality.