Firefighters still battling flare-ups in Overstrand region

CAPE TOWN - Firefighters are still battling flare-ups in the Overstrand region of the Western Cape. 

A 34-year-old man appeared in court on Monday for allegedly starting a fire.

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The blaze has already destroyed over 7,000 hectares of vegetation.

Helicopters have started water-bombing areas that are still burning.

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Fires have been raging for six days between Pringle Bay and Betty’s Bay in Overberg.