Update: Mosselbay fires cause havoc

The fire that is raging in the Mosselbay area is nowhere near under control and efforts to bring it under control are being hampered by the limited availability of water.

Reports are coming in the the Mosselbay Airport where both fixed wing and helicopter bombers fill up between bombings, has run out of water.

Strong winds are severely hampering firefighting efforts and warnings have been issued for people not to enter plantations in the area as the fire in these areas is severe.

Damage to the plantations in the area is reported as being extensive.

Local media reports that there are currently four fires raging in the district.

Watch this space for more updates as they become available.

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