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A fire raged in the mountains above Swellendam after coming dangerously close tohomes in the area and destroying swathes of fynbos.Two houses were slightly damaged in the Marloth Nature Reserve on Thursday but fire-fighters and a water-bombing helicopter brought that front of the fire under control.


Overberg fire chief Reinard Geldenhuys said firefighters had been battling the fire for two days and hot and windy conditions had hampered efforts to extinguish the blaze. “We’ve contained all the lines north of the town. We still have a very strong fire line in the mountain moving in an easterly direction.”