UPDATE: Firefighters battle Garden Route blaze

* Editor's note: This article is updated each time new information becomes available.

GEORGE - A precautionary evacuation has been issued to the Diepwalle and Kransbos communities near Knysna in the Western Cape.

This as hundreds of firefighters continue to battle widespread fires in the Garden Route District Municipality.

Some of the fires have been raging for six days now. 

READ: Firefighters strained as strong winds fan Garden Route fire

Western Cape Disaster Management's spokesperson James-Brent Styan says firefighters have their hands full as the wind keeps moving the blazes in different directions, causing new fires.

He has heaped praise on firefighters for managing the situation well.


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