City of Cape Town assessing damages caused by recent fires
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The fire which lasted six days destroyed more than five-thousand hectares of vegetation and over five-hundred people had to be evacuated from their homes.
Smith said the number of fatalities as a result of fires has decreased from last year. This was the largest mountain fire we had in 15 years and it came at a time when the whole of the fire season has been extremely busy.
Smith said we had 7 500 vegetation fires and 1 600 structural fires between the 1st of November last year and the 12th of March this year over this fire season compared to last season. We can see that the growth has grown quite considerably.