Evacuation ordered as Overstrand wildfires flare up

The fire that's been burning since New Year's Eve in the Overstrand Municipality, flared up again. Courtesy #DStv403

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JOHANNESBURG - An immediate evacuation has been issued to Franskraal residents after raging wildfires.

"Overstrand Municipality has designated the Gansbaai Tourism Office Hall as your emergency evacuation center," the Overstrand Municipality said on it's Facebook page.

Strong winds are making it difficult for them to contain the fires.

Helicopter operations has been halted due to strong winds.

READ: Firefighters still battling flare-ups in Overstrand region

Wildfires have destroyed vegetation in the Overstrand region since the festive season.