05 March 2015
City of Cape Town’s firefighters are continuing to
monitor hot spots areas such as Tokai, Fish Hoek and Kalk Bay as the fire could
take up to three days to extinguish.
This as five days of wildfire which started in
Muizenberg on Sunday continued to spread to areas such as Hout Bay and
Noordhork over the past few days.
City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee Member for
Safety and Security JP Smith said more than 500 residents had to be evacuated
from their homes in various areas since the fire started.
He added that this morning they will be dampening
down the areas and the process of accessing the damages will be done and also
mop up operation will start.
“We are gratefully that there is no loss of life. Thirteen
properties appear to have been affected by the fire and three of those were completed
destroyed but no human lives were lost however there were three injuries all sustained
by firefighters” Smith said.
Labels: Wildfire in the South Peninsula largely contained