Fire-fighters monitor Signal Hill slopes

2014-12-03 14:01
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Volunteer firefighters talk about their dangerous work

2014-12-02 12:41

During fire season, the Western Cape Peninsula alone experiences between 70 and 90 fires. Wildfires are common occurances around the country, especially during the hot summer months. We're joined in studio by representatives from the Volunteer Wildfire Services in the Western Cape who speak to us about their dangerous and exciting job.WATCH

Cape Town – Fire-fighters continue to monitor the slopes of Lion's Head and Signal Hill in Cape Town where a rapidly-spreading fire driven by a strong southeaster broke out on Tuesday.

"At the moment, we're still attending to hotspots and flare-ups as they occur," Cape Town Fire and Rescue spokesperson Liezl Moodie told Sapa at noon on Wednesday.

At one point on Tuesday evening, close to 200 firefighters were tackling the blaze.

Some residents living near the Lion's Head and Signal Hill were evacuated as a precaution, although there were no reports of damage to property.

Moodie said some firefighters remained in the area, and were patrolling the burnt area.

"Currently, there are tree stumps that are still smouldering," she said.


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