Forestry and Environment Minister, Barbara Creecy says her Department has now instituted an investigation into the Kleinmond fires.
The fire, which broke out over the weekend, has destroyed more than 5,400 hectares of vegetation.
Creecy says initial investigations show the fire started in the Department’s Pine Plantation in the Kleinmond area.
Creecy also thanked firefighters who helped douse the flames.
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- Firefighters in the Overberg are continuing to fight a blaze in Kleinmond.
- Fire crews have worked through the night to put out hot spots and cool down the vicinity of Arabella and Karwyderskraal, in the Overberg.
FIRE FIGHTING TEAMS COMMENDED FOR EFFORTS TO BRING OVERBERG BLAZE UNDER CONTROL
Minister Ms Barbara Creecy, has commended some 300 firefighters who have been battling the blaze in the Overberg region of the Western Cape since Saturday.
— Environmentza (@environmentza) January 12, 2022