Several fires in Western Cape continue to burn out of control

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The Cape Winelands District Municipality in the Western Cape says multiple fires in the area are continuing to burn out of control.

The fire in Kluitjieskraal, Wolseley, has now been burning for a least seven days.

Over 6 000 hectares of vegetation and about 40 structures have been gutted.

In Fairy Glen, in Worcester, seven structures on private property have been destroyed.

The Municipal Spokesperson, Joanne Otto says, “As feared the fire jumped the road into the Slanghoek side of the Bain’s Kloof Pass.  On the Slanghoek side of the past, teams are doing their best to keep the fire running along the mountainous areas to prevent it from moving towards structures and vineyards.”

“On the other side of the road, the wind has pushed the fire back towards Steenbok Park, where the Fire Services protected structures. Bain’s Kloof Pass is currently open. However, motorists should note that it can be closed at short notice, and use of this route is at their own discretion.”

VIDEO: Strong winds fan Wolseley blaze: