Parks officials monitor Signal Hill for flare-ups

2015-11-10 19:26


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Cape Town - Parks officials are keeping an eye on Signal Hill for flare-ups after a vegetation fire was extinguished on Tuesday afternoon.

Reports of the blaze were received shortly after 13:00, said City of Cape Town Fire and Rescue Services spokesperson Theo Layne.

"The fire spread across a rather large area above High Level Road," he said.

"What made this incident more difficult was that our team had to make its way up to the fire on foot as the terrain didn’t allow for the vehicle to drive up."

The wind was another obstacle but it blew the fire away from the properties and no buildings were in danger, Layne said.

The blaze was extinguished within two hours and Table Mountain National Parks officials are monitoring the area.

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