Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Mayor Patricia de Lille updated on South Peninsula fire

Loyiso Langeni
04 March 2015

Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille on Tuesday received the latest update on the fire that has been raging in the South Peninsula since Sunday.
Over three-hundred firefighters have been working tirelessly to try and extinguish the fire which they say will possibly take another two days.

Mayor de Lille visited the Lakeside Fire Station where she was assured that the firefighters are doing everything possible to try and bring a fire under control.
De Lille Spokesperson Zara Nicholson said they were about five houses that were damaged partially and then also a hotel in Hout Bay but there’s been no threat to any lives.

“The Mayor is extremely grateful to the staff and all firefighter’s men and women who are bravely fighting the fires out there. The Mayor along with Mayoral Committee members went to extend their heartfelt thanks to all the staff that are working on this fire.” Nicholson added.
Meanwhile City of Cape Town Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Theo Layne said they have managed to contain the fire in some areas but they are still concerned about Tokai, Kalk Bay and Clovelly area.

Layne added that during the course of the night they had some significant wind changes which caused the fire to burn and swerved to unburnt areas.

“We have eight houses that were damaged fire three of those houses were completely destroyed. During the night we had 50 people we found in Lake Road evacuated and another 300 in the Noordhoek area. They are currently being housed in the Church as well as at a Sports hall.” Layne said.

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