Cape Town Fires update: Fire contained, only one active fire line remains

Firefighters worked tirelessly throughout Sunday night to contain a runaway fire on Signal Hill. The fire forced authorities to close Quarry Hill Road and Signal Hill Road while firefighters battled to bring it under control.

Manager of Fire and Technical at Table Mountain National Park, Phillip Prins says there is still one active line that is burning in the direction of Kloof road.

Two helicopters have been dispatched to water bomb in the area, says Prins.

The weather is expected to be hot and windy on Monday which could hamper with the fire fighting efforts.

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

The heat is not a problem for us at this stage but the wind is a serious problem for us.

Phillip Prins, Manager of Fire and Technical at Table Mountain National Park

Yesterday we had to stop the helicopters because it was too windy for them to fly.

Phillip Prins, Manager of Fire and Technical at Table Mountain National Park

Listen to the latest update from Phillip Prins of TMNP below:

Kieno Kammies speaks to James Brent Steyn, spokesperson to Anton Bredell, Western Cape MEC for Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning.

He says they are working on making sure that it doesn't flare up again but there are also concerns of other fires that broke late last week that firefighters are still battling to contain.

The efforts put in overnight managed to dampen down what was a big problem last night

James Brent Styan, Local government spokesman

He adds that the fires in the rest of the province, in particular between Botivier and Villiersdorp as there are large tracts of alien vegetation and dense shrub burning.

Listen below:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Cape Town Fires update: Fire contained, only one active fire line remains


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