Overberg fires rage on

Fires have broken out on mountains in the Overberg region of the Western Cape. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Fires have broken out on mountains near Greyton in the Overberg area of the Western Cape.

Firefighters on the scene are struggling to contain the blaze.

The blaze that started on Wednesday in the vicinity of Greyton is still raging and fire services say it will take some time to contain due to extreme winds.

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Overberg fire chief Reinard Geldenhuys believes the fire was started by two children.

Geldenhuys says firefighters are working around the clock.

"The fire started Wednesday late afternoon, we believe two children set it in what we call a malicious ignition, we are busy with the investigation and we have a good idea who they are and we're pursuing that," Geldenhuys said.

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