The Mother City's Table Mountain catches fire but is contained quickly

The Mother City's Table Mountain catches fire but is contained quickly

- Table Mountain faced danger yesterday when the World Heritage Site caught fire

- According to Cape Town Fire and Rescue spokesperson Jermaine Carelse, the fire will be thoroughly contained by 5 PM today

- The fire was mostly contained during the early hours of Sunday morning, the situation is being closely monitored

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Table Mountain caught fire on Saturday and the fire continued until the early hours of Sunday morning. Cape Town Fire and Rescue spokesperson, Jermaine Carelse, says they will continue monitoring the situation.

"We are going to monitor the area for hotspots and any flare-ups during the day," he said.

Carelse said that the fire will be fully extinguished by 5 PM today, that is when the wind will start to pick up again.

The Mother City's Table Mountain catches fire but is contained quickly

The Mother City's Table Mountain catches fire but is contained quickly. PHOTO: Table Mountain Fire / Twitter / @DerLydia
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The Fire and Rescue Service received an emergency call from someone who told them that there was smoke coming from Vredehoek. The Roeland street fire crew was sent to the incident but when they saw how serious the fire was, they called for more resources to help put the fire out.

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The fire was fanned by strong winds and no property was in immediate danger according to South African National Parks.

According to Fire Manager for Table Mountain National Park, Philip Prins, the fire started yesterday and was largely contained at 1 AM in the morning.

In other news, Briefly.co.za previously reported that John Steenhuisen is calm as the DA leadership races goes down to the wire. John Steenhuisen is in the running for the leadership of the Democratic Alliance, a year ago he took over as interim leader of the party when Musi Maimane stood down and left the party. Steenhuisen is running against Mbali Ntuli the former DA youth leader. He gave his candidate speech today in which he shared his vision for the party.

He did not make any predictions about the outcome of the leadership race but remained calm and confident.

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“When I put my hand up for the position of interim leader a year ago, I did so because I care deeply for the party I have served for over 22 years. I knew very well that our engines were sputtering and that our wings had been clipped,” he said.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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