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Check these Somerset West fire photos on Twitter, Instagram

Wind and hot weather has combined to deliver the first major wildfires in the Western Cape of 2017, with Somerset West’s blaze being one of the more notable fires.

The effects of the fire are felt around the city at large too, as smoke sweeps over the city centre and much of the Cape Peninsula.

If you didn’t realise the scale of the blaze, perhaps these Twitter images will help…

There were some noteworthy images uploaded to Instagram as well, seen below.

A photo posted by David Colley (@_davidcolley) on

A photo posted by Mel 🐝 (@mel_bender) on

A photo posted by Dominic (@dominictravel) on

A photo posted by Bunna Booyens (@bunnabru) on

A photo posted by M. N. K. (@mnk720) on

A photo posted by Chris Wilson (@nyc_espresso) on

Author | Hadlee Simons

Hadlee Simons
Terrible puns make Hadlee Simons difficult to work with, but he brings over seven years of tech journalism experience to the table. When he's not at work or watching motorsport, he's in the foetal position on a jiu jitsu mat. More