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Sunday night: Lion's Head fire not contained, structures not yet under threat

27 January 2019 10:14 PM
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Fire
Cape Town Fire and Rescue Services
Cape Town Fire Department
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Lion's Head fire

Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) fire manager Philip Prins at 8.45pm Sunday night says no infrastructure under threat yet.

According to Table Mountain National Park, the fire on Lion's Head began at around 4pm on Sunday afternoon.

After receiving a call from a member of the public, all available resources were dispatched says Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) fire manager Philip Prins.

This included units from TMNP, Working on Fire and the volunteer wildfire services.

Three helicopters were dispatched over the course of Sunday afternoon to fight the fire.

The battle continues with crews fighting this fire in gusting winds of about 45km/h SE reports Working On Fire.

A second fire has reportedly begun in Woodstock below Philip Kgosana Drive around 11pm.

Sea Point residents are reporting leaving their homes though there has been no official call from fire authorities at this stage for evacuations.

Prins reported at 8.45pm on Sunday night that the fire is not yet contained but no infrastructure is under threat at this stage.

For those wanting to support the firefighters, refreshments may be dropped off at the Newlands Forest Base. Supplies can also be dropped off at both the Roeland Street and Sea Point fire stations.


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Sunday night: Lion's Head fire not contained, structures not yet under threat


27 January 2019 10:14 PM
Tags:
Fire
Cape Town Fire and Rescue Services
Cape Town Fire Department
cape town fire season
Lion's Head fire

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