Victoria Road reopened in both directions on Friday morning [December 18]. A fire broke out between Bakoven and Camps Bay at 2.41pm on Thursday afternoon causing traffic to be diverted for firefighters to battle the blaze. Drivers can now access the road from Camps Bay all the way through to Hout Bay.
— Wildfire Watch (@WildfiresWatch) December 17, 2020
The City of Cape Town’s Fire and Rescue Service, along with teams from the Table Mountain National Park and Working on Fire, battled the blaze on the mountain slopes in the Camps Bay area.
⚠️WC Fire Alert⚠️
📍#BakovenFire – Table Mountain
The two choppers and a spotter that had been dispatched this afternoon, have been stood down due to strong wind.
The fire continues.
— Working on Fire (@wo_fire) December 17, 2020
Jermaine Carelse, Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson, confirmed the fire was contained at around 4am on Friday morning. They will keep a watchful eye over the area in case of flare ups.
“Fresh crews will arrive after 9am and will be assisted by our Seasonal firefighters,” he said. “All roads have been reopened.”
Picture: Wildfire Watch/Twitter