Table Mountain blaze put out

2016-10-15 11:43

Cape Town - Thirty firefighters worked through Friday night and Saturday morning to put out a fire on Table Mountain.

The fire started near the Maclear Beacon on the eastern side of the world heritage site famous for its fauna and flora and sweeping sea views.

''It was brought under control by 06:50,'' said JP Smith, the city's mayoral committee member for safety and security.

Non-profit Volunteer Wildlife Service posted a picture of exhausted fire fighters at the top of the mountain after their trying night.

Smith said that to his knowledge nobody was injured.
Read more on:    cape town  |  table mountain  |  fires

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Financial advisors – Do you need one and should you get one?

The good, the bad, and everything else you need to know when considering hiring a financial advisor.


Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.