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Yermasoyia fire brought under control (updated)

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A fire near the Yermasoyia dam was extinguished on Tuesday approximately two hours after it broke out, the forestry department said.

The fire broke out at approximately 5pm and was extinguished at around 7pm.

The forestry department said houses were endangered by the blaze, but fire fighters managed to protect them.

The fire burnt six hectares of wild brush, the department said.

Eight trucks from the department, and six trucks from the fire services, two aircraft, and one volunteer truck fought the blaze.

Authorities are investigating the cause of the fire.



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