SANParks update: Cape Point fires
SANParks Acting Park Manager Gavin Bell gives CapeTalk's John Maytham an update on the fires.
Bell says the fire moved down on the False Bay sidefrom the Cape Point Road towards the Atlantic coastline.
We are investigating whether it was arson - our fire investigators get on there as soon as possible and start working out the origin of the fire and if there are any clues left. It is a crime scene as soon as we investigate.Gavin Bell, SANParks Acting Park Manager
He explains that it burnt out against a previous fire from a couple of years ago.
So there was very young fynbos there that didn't catch alight.Gavin Bell, SANParks Acting Park Manager
Then it moved across to the Atlantic side where it eventually burnt up against the beach.
So it was contained there.Gavin Bell, SANParks Acting Park Manager
He says teams that had been working were replaced with fresh firefighters, another 86 crew. Helicopters were brought in on Thursday and Friday.
Though the fire is contained, it can only be controlled when it is what we call 'dead out'. So with this wind, you are going to get flare-ups but the perimeter is contained.Gavin Bell, SANParks Acting Park Manager
Cover photograph courtesy Twitter Working On Fire
Listen to the interview below:
The fire line from Brightwaters to Olifantsbos will burn itself out up to the beach. Approximately 1200 hectares of veld has burnt. No immediate threat to property as the fire is burning within confinement of previously burnt areas.— Working on Fire (@wo_fire) March 2, 2018
#FireSeason #Fire #Wildfire #CapePointFire pic.twitter.com/yYDpoucg6t
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