Gallery: Fires sweep across Cape

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  1. A helicopter attempts to douse a fire that has been raging in the Wemmershoek Mountains since Sunday. Photo: Ross Jansen/Cape Argus
  2. Residents helped battle the blaze in Wemmershoek. Photo: Ross Jansen/Cape Argus
  3. Firefighters battle to put out a fire which started above Franschhoek and made its way toward Paarl along the Wemmershoek Road. Flames are seen jumping across the entrance to Pearl Valley Golf Estates just off the road. Photo: Jason Boud/Cape Argus
  4. Wemmershoek residents battle a raging veld fire with help from helicopters. Photo: Willem Law/Cape Argus
  5. Helicopters take turns trying to douse a fire that has been raging in the Wemmershoek Mountains since Sunday. Photo: Ross Jansen/Cape Argus
  6. Residents helped battle the blaze in Wemmershoek. Photo: Ross Jansen/Cape Argus
  7. A firefighter battles the blaze in Wemmershoek. Photo: Willem Law/Cape Argus
  8. While a helicopter waterbombs the flames on More Lug Farm near Franschhoek, a fireman wipes smoke from his eyes. Photo: Thomas Holde
  9. A man fights a fire on a farm off the R301. File photo: Thomas Holder/Cape Argus
  10. A worker stands among the vines on De Hoop farm near Paarl as flames from the fire sweeping from the Wemmershoek Mountains toward the Boland town roar closer. Picture: Thomas Holder/Cape Argus
 

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