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Cape Town's 12 Apostles Hotel closed until Monday

A further 10 firefighters are on standby and are attending to flare-ups at the five-star 12 Apostles Hotel.

Laubscher said the building has not been damaged but is filled with smoke. Guests will be put into other hotels for the weekend, until the fire situation is put out. Guests from hotel being evacuated.

"The fire is burning on two sides, around the hotel and in Camps Bay".

The Table Mountain National Park's Merle Collins said a helicopter has been deployed to assist. "The hotel will be closed until Monday", he said.

Prins said the fire also burnt through the historic Muslim burial site that is on that part of the mountain. "No residences have been evacuated".

The fire on the mountain slopes in Camps Bay was sparked on Wednesday and was fanned by strong winds.

Roads have been closed in the vicinity of a vegetation fire between Camps Bay and Llandudno.

On Friday Lukas Laubscher‚ deputy general manager of the 12 Apostles‚ said the fire was still raging close to the hotel's right wing.

Fire crews are still battling the blaze as high winds make their job all the more hard.



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