On Sunday evening, a vegetation fire broke out in the Franschhoek area. The blaze began at Mont Rochelle and resulted in the temporary closure of the Mountain Pass.
The Pass was reopened shortly after the fire was quelled in the early hours of Monday morning.
Fire crews from the Winelands Fire Protection Association, along with fire crew members from Limietberg, Jonkershoek, and CapeNature worked through the night to douse the flames.
The cause of the fire is still unclear. Fire photographer Justin Sullivan was at the scene to capture these mesmerising images.
Via @WfpaF: #FranschhoekPassFire Update 07:30 16/4/18. CWDM Fire Services responded to a mountain fire on the pass yesterday evening. All efforts by the responding services lead to the fire being contained in the early hours of this morning. pic.twitter.com/RFOGafmwoE
— VWS Wildfires (@vwsfires) April 16, 2018
#FranschhoekPassFire: Images from last night https://t.co/DpRosKQzYO Well done to all involved. Please report wildfires immediately to your nearest District Fire Service @NCCwildfires @wo_fire @chairpersonsfpa @CapeNature1 @WesternCapeGov @OverbergFPA @vwsfires @EnviroWildfires pic.twitter.com/dhaRORPzX0
— Sullivan Photography (@Sullphotography) April 16, 2018
#FranschhoekPassFire, Crews responding. Stay clear of the area #BeSafe and watch the wind @CapeNature1 @ShonePatrick @wo_fire @WfpaF @vwsfires @chairpersonsfpa & Limitless teams… photo: Dennis Landsberg @CapeTalk @StellMun @paarlpost1 pic.twitter.com/TmrdO6t5WC
— Vulcan Wildfire (@VulcanWildfire) April 15, 2018
FHK PASS FIRE
Contained 16/04/1802:30 pic.twitter.com/CPGssBKeP2
— WFPA FHK (@WfpaF) April 16, 2018
Pictures: Sullivan Photography/Facebook