A massive 15km-wide fire is raging south-west of Grahamstown

JUNE 8, 2016

The fire reported in Grahamstown is huge and satellite data shows that the fire, raging south-west of the city, measures around 15km across, says Garth Sampson, the SA Weather Services' Eastern Cape Media Liaison.

Sampson adds that while the Fire Danger Index is not in the dangerous category, dry north westerly berg winds will fan the fire, as they pick up to a moderate strength by Wednesday afternoon.

"All in the area are advised to take the necessary precautions."

Image posted to Facebook by Grahamstown resident, Eiona Rathbon, early on Wednesday morning