A fire in Bakoven reignited on Monday afternoon [January 4]. This comes two days after flames in the area grew so strong that Victoria Road had to be closed for most of Saturday afternoon [January 2] due to thick smoke affecting visibility.

Strong winds fuelled the initial fire that started on Saturday in Bakoven, between Camps Bay and Hout Bay. The blaze was brought under control in the late afternoon. Another flare up began a short while later and winds in the area picked up, fanning the flames and making it difficult to get under control.

According to the NCC Environmental Services, the fire has reignited once again on Monday afternoon. Their Juliet Crew is responding to the scene. City Fire and Rescue Services are in attendance.

#NEWSTART 🔥 Bakoven 🔥

NCC Environmental Services Juliet Crew is responding to a new start at Bakoven. City Fire and…

Posted by NCC Wildfires on Monday, 4 January 2021

A new wildfire has also started on Signal Hill by Long Market Street and the quarry.

Picture: Twitter / VWS Wildfires

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