Thursday, March 05, 2015

Wildfire in the South Peninsula largely contained

Loyiso Langeni
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.



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