South Easter fanning Hout Bay fire

2017-02-22 16:38
Cape Town fire fighting services. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

Cape Town fire fighting services. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Cape Town – A wildfire which started in Hout Bay on Wednesday morning is being fanned by a strong south-easterly wind, the City’s fire brigade has said. 

It was burning on the upper slopes of the mountain which were mostly inaccessible to conventional firefighting methods and vehicles, City of Cape Town Fire and Rescue spokesperson Theo Layne said.

Six fire engines and 100 firefighters had been sent to the scene. Three helicopters were water-bombing areas inaccessible to ground crews. 

No property was in immediate danger.

Read more on:    cape town  |  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

Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.

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.