A fire has broken out in Masiphumelele near Ocean View on Thursday afternoon [December 17].

The fire is massive, and images show billowing smoke clouds hanging in the area. The flames are growing stronger due to raging winds.

A chopper is assisting with water bombing.

This is the second reported fire of the day. A mountain fire broke out on Victoria Road between Bakoven and Camps Bay and rescue services recevied a call at about 2.41pm.

The City’s Fire & Rescue Service, along with teams from Table Mountain National Park and Working on Fire, are battling the blaze on the mountain slopes in the Camps Bay area.

This is a developing story.

Picture: Hardy Maritz

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