Table Mountain blaze under control

2016-11-17 14:32
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Cape Town – Firefighters are continuing to monitor what remains of an early morning blaze on Table Mountain near De Waal Drive on Thursday.

Cape Town fire and rescue services spokesperson Theo Lane said the fire crews were still dealing with hotspots and would probably remain at the scene for some time due to the strong South Easter.

The worst of the blaze has been extinguished, he confirmed, and the amount of resources on scene has been scaled down.

De Waal Drive was closed during peak traffic this morning, resulting in heavy delays of up to two hours on the N2 and the M3.

Traffic services spokesperson Maxine Jordaan confirmed the road was reopened at about 13:00.

The vegetation fire broke out at about 06:30 and was not close to any property.

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