Homes in Colleen Glen and the Maitlands area were under threat, as firefighting teams attempted to douse the flames on Wednesday evening.
Resident James Riley, who was at the scene, said the fires were spread out in the area and strong winds were not helping the situation.
Fire fighters have managed to bring under control a number of fires in areas in Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape
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Riley added that one home in Bushbuckridge was threatened by the blaze but teams managed to save the structure.
Riley said that firefighting teams were waiting at different spots in the area as the blaze continued.
Municipality spokesperson Mthubanzi Mniki said there was also a large vegetation fire in the Greenbushes area.
Mniki said six vehicles had been dispatched and the firefighting teams were still trying to contain the blaze.
Meanwhile, in the Kouga Area there was also a vegetation fire.
Mniki said a team managed to get the fire under control while they continued to dampen down the area.
“In Van Stadens near Witteklip there is a large vegetation fire. One vehicle has already been dispatched and currently on site, more will be dispatched,” Mniki said.
“In the Bushbuckridge area, there is also a vegetation fire. Two vehicles are on the way.” said Mniki.
Mniki said emergency services managed to put under control a number of fires across the metro but the blaze in Bushbuckridge continued to pose a threat.
“The main remaining area that continues to threaten property and pose dangers to motorists, people and domestic animals is the fire at the Bushbuckridge area close to Greenbushes.
“Strong winds are making it difficult to extinguish the fire,” he said.
Draaifontein Road is closed and traffic officers are on site to control traffic.
Drivers are advised to avoid driving through the smoke as this has the potential to cause accidents.
– African News Agency (ANA)