Fire on mountains around Cape Town contained

2016-01-12 09:44
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PICS: Residents and firefighters battle devastating Ocean View fire

Firefighters and residents battled to contain the blaze in Ocean View that destroyed 2 000 hectares and dozens of homes. View pics from the fire here.

Cape Town - The fires that raged through Ocean View, Misty Cliffs, and Kommetjie have been contained, City of Cape Town officials said on Tuesday.

About 200 firefighters spent Monday night fighting the flames in and around Scarborough, spokesperson Liezl Moodie said.

Firefighters were busy cooling down hotspots on Tuesday morning and emergency vehicles would stay on scene to make sure there were no flare-ups.

The fire destroyed 20 structures at the Rasta Camp informal settlement. No injuries were reported.

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