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Fire services: Containing fires far more difficult in 2016

12 January, 10:30 AM

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.

We spoke to nervous Ocean View residents, as well as the Fire Manager for the Table Mountain National Park, Philip Prins - who referred to the blaze as 'uncontained'. Prins also commented on reports that these fires were started deliberately.

The fire was eventually contained on Tuesday morning. Read the full article here.

With the Cape fire season in full swing with unusually hot temperatures and strong winds (and low winter rainfall), emergency fire services are anticipating a busier-than-usual summer fire season. Watch.


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