Efforts to extinguish blaze continue - As it happened

2015-03-03 20:10

Cape Town firefighters continue to battle a fire that has spread across the south peninsula.

Cape Town fire
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News24 Live sent up our drone in the area to give you this incredible perspective of the extent of the fire damage where nearly 3,000 hectares of vegetation have been destroyed.  WATCH.

03 Mar 20:12

Cape Town firefighters will continue their efforts through the night to extinguish a blaze that has been burning for nearly three days.

With the help and generosity of residents around the peninsula, donations of all sorts have been flooding drop-off centres.

Those wishing to still assist can either donate non-perishable goods or food vouchers. Cash donations are also welcomed.

For emergencies call 107 from a landline or 021 480 7700 from a cellphone.

The Cape of Good Hope SPCA is also on stand-by to assist with any animals found injured by the fire. The Cape of Good Hope SPCA can be contacted on 021 700 4159/8.


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Residents of the south peninsula not impacted by approaching fires are urged to keep water consumption to a minimum. - City of Cape Town

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The City of Cape Town reported that horses are being evacuated from certain small holdings near the fire. Metro Police and the SPCA will inform and assist.

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TRAFFIC UPDATE: Constantia Neck remains open to traffic.

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We sent up our drone above Ou Kaapse Weg to give you this incredible perspective of the extent of the fire damage where nearly 3,000 hectares of vegetation have been destroyed.

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Precautionary Measures: Call 107 from a landline or 021 480 7700 from a cellphone for any life threatening emergencies.

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All hikers are warned to stay out of the mountain areas until declared safe by authorities.

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If you find an animal injured by the fire, call the Cape of Good Hope SPCA on 021 700 4159/8.

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TRAFFIC UPDATE: If you are on Ou Kaapse Weg please make way for water tankers and fire vehicles.

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News24 Live went behind the scenes at the Table Mountain National Park wildfire services, Working On Fire, on Tuesday and boarded a chopper to get an aerial view of the devastation caused by the fires on the South Peninsula range. Christo Marais from Natural Resource Management gives us an overview of the damage to fauna and flora.

WATCH: Ecologically these fires are good news - expert


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A requested from SANParks: Please refrain from entering the Tokai plantation including the Swaanzwyk area.

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A tip from the City of Cape Town: If you have an aircon, switch it on but keep the fresh air intake of the unit closed and the filter clean.

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Non-perishable food items can be dropped off at any fire station in Cape Town.

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