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
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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