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13 December 2011

Fire on Plettenberg Bay farm contained

PLETTENBERG BAY NEWS - A raging fire, suspected to have been sparked by lightning, ravaged the fynbos on privately owned timber farm, Wynandskraal in Uplands near Plettenberg Bay.

Fortunately the fire was quelled before the plantation caught alight.

According to Adriaan Swanepoel, senior fire-fighter at the Bitou Fire Department, the fire started between 11:00 and 12:00 on Sunday, December 11.

Bitou and Eden Fire departments battled the fire alongside the plantation owner who had his own fire-fighting equipment. The fire ceased burning by around 19:00.

- Knysna/Plett Herald