Lucky escape from Cape fire

19 January 2016 - 02:24 By Bobby Jordan

A wildfire that destroyed more than 3 000ha of mostly natural vegetation in Elgin came within 5m of destroying a fleet of vintage caravans. While the caravans escaped ruin, smoke and soot are likely to blemish growing fruit intended for export, Agri Wes-Kaap warned yesterday.The fire, in the predominantly fruit-growing area just outside Cape Town, is believed to be the work of arsonists.

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