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.
Massive fire in Masiphumuleli, near Ocean View#1SecondTelegram #1Second @1SecondLater #1SecondZello@BOSBEER2006 @MARIUSBROODRYK @cptfrs @WCGovSafelyHome @EWNTraffic @SABCNews @News24 @WCHEMS https://t.co/xp8pKl7WF3 pic.twitter.com/y5BpxUciGl
— 1Second (@1SecondLater) December 17, 2020
— billboardsa (@billboardsa) December 17, 2020
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.
Some photos of the #wildfire near Camps Bay taken earlier by @KMijlof showing the flame height in the dense #AlienVegetation. This alien fuel burns much hotter than indigenous #fynbos. https://t.co/ydT6F0a2vd
— VWS Wildfires (@vwsfires) December 17, 2020
This is a developing story.
Picture: Hardy Maritz