SANCCOB centre evacuates sea birds and equipment amid Rietvlei fire

Firefighters continue to fight the blaze near Blouberg, while penguins and other sea birds are evacuated from SANCCOB centre.

(Also read our article: Firefighters battle blaze in Blouberg area)

SANCCOB's Francois Louw said they started evacuating the distressed birds since 6am.

Louw said the blaze was on the perimeter of the Table Bay Nature Reserve's Rietvlei Section, where they are located.

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Firefighters were deployed and have been trying to douse the inferno since midnight.

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