A veld fire at Aalwyndal near Mossel Bay in the Southern Cape has been completely extinguished. It broke out yesterday afternoon, threatening a nearby house. A Working on Fire Spotter, Huey helicopter and fixed wing bomber was dispatched by the Garden Route District Fire and Rescue Services, and the fire was quickly contained. Local Fire Chief, Joseph Johnston, says firefighters were then able to extinguish it completely late last night.
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