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There is a 'trend' in the way Cape fires are started - fire services

11 January, 04:21 PM

A fire broke out on the slopes above Scarborough, Cape Town, in the early hours of Monday morning, and was spreading towards the Ocean View informal settlement. News24 Live went down the South Peninsula to investigate. Watch. 

In this video we speak to nervous Ocean View residents, as well as Fire Manager for the Table Mountain National Park, Philip Prins - who referred to the blaze as 'uncontained'. Prins also comments on reports that these fires were started deliberately. 

With the Cape fire season in full swing with unusually hot temperatures and strong winds, it's been a busy weekend for emergency fire services after blazes broke out on Signal Hill and Devil's Peak on Saturday.  

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