Table Mountain fire contained, mopping up process underway

2019-02-01 21:57
The vegetation fire was being fanned by a strong south-easterly wind. (Supplied)

The vegetation fire was being fanned by a strong south-easterly wind. (Supplied)

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The Table Mountain fire in Cape Town which broke on Friday evening has been contained.

City fire and rescue spokesperson Theo Layne said that by late in the evening, work was still underway to totally extinguish the blaze.

"No property has been damaged, nor anyone injured.. what is left now is the mopping out process", said Layne.

Residential areas were not affected.

According to Layne, the blaze was caused by a cooking fire, which spread to the lower slopes of Table Mountain along Tafelberg Road. Fire and rescue personnel were alerted to the fire just after 18:00. 

The blaze came five days after an inferno broke out on the other side of the mountain on Sunday, resulting in firefighters battling the fire into the following day.

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