Cape Town mountain blazes under control, firefighters to monitor flare-ups

Firefighters continue to monitor Signal Hill and Lion's Head for any flare-ups following the raging fires that burned parts of the mountain on Sunday night.

The spokesperson for the Western Cape local government, James-Brent Styan says the fire is currently under control.

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

The major problem is that we had a terrible drought, the worst drought we can remember, so the veld is extremely dry... which burns very quickly especially with the strong winds that we are seeing.

James-Brent Styan, Spokesperson for Local Government

Even when you put out the fire it is possible that it could flare up again.

James-Brent Styan, Spokesperson for Local Government

According to Styan, there are no reports of any damage to property but a man's been seriously injured in the Signal Hill and Lion's Head fires.

To hear the rest of the conversation with James-Brent Styan, listen below:


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