Fires raged in Cape Town on Sunday, with blazes lighting up Kloof Nek Road, Signal Hill, and Fresnaye, before moving towards Lion’s Head, reports EWN.
Reports indicate that the fires are under control, as of Monday morning.
No official evacuations were ordered, but some residents did decide to evacuate their homes after the fire threatened to burn infrastructure.
Very impressive seeing a crew exsinguish (01:20AM) the flames on the sea facing slopes of signal hill. Well done & good luck with the remaining active fires in Cape Town & Western Cape @cptfrs @vwsfires @wo_fire #FireIsEveryonesFight #LionsHeadFire #SignalHillFire #KloofNekFire pic.twitter.com/eQuOXSN0sK
— C.M. van den Heever (@CMvdHeever) January 27, 2019
The battle continues with Crews fighting this fire in gusting winds of about 45km/h SE.#Kloofnekfire #SavingLives #ProtectingTheEnvironment #RestoringDignity #WOF_WC #Fire #Wildfire pic.twitter.com/RLQbbEmG8Y
— Working on Fire (@wo_fire) January 27, 2019
Strong south-easterly winds of 45km/h fueled the relentless blaze last night, with reports indicating that up to 80 firefighters, including aerial support, were on the scene.
Hat‘s off to these amazing pilots today! Huge skill managing the choppers in the Gail force winds. #fire @wo_fire @vwsfires @NCCEnviron @TableMountainNP #KloofnekFire #LionsHeadFire @CapeTownEtc @lovecapetown @CityofCTAlerts @TableMountainCa @TableMntnWatch @NCCwildfires pic.twitter.com/aHscud12Kq
— Sonja Delport ❄️ (@Edelweiss_Delp) January 27, 2019
The fire is contained for now, and the cause for the destructive fire has not yet been isolated.
According to EWN, firefighters are reportedly extinguishing one active fire line burning in the direction of Kloof Road, and are using helicopters to douse the flames.
Residents are urged to be on high alert.
(Compiled by Nica Schreuder)