‘Out-of-control’ Table Mountain fire forces UCT evacuation

‘Out-of-control’ Table Mountain fire forces UCT evacuation”

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Wildfire wey don go "out of control" dey burn for Table Mountain for Cape Town, South Africa.

"Fire crews were immediately dispatched to the scene, with the fire now spreading from Rhodes Memorial toward UCT", the City noted on its Twitter account.

Fire and Rescue spokesperson, Jermaine Carelse says,"A section of the tea room at Rhodes Memorial has been destroyed and people are urged not to enter the area". I've so much respect for our firefighters.

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SANParks, which operates South Africa's national parks, said initial investigation indicated a homeless person started the fire accidentally.

More than 100 firefighters were sent to battle the blaze and two were hospitalised for treatment after sustaining burns, officials said.

Meanwhile hikers in the Table Mountain National Park have been told to leave and drivers who have parked in the area have been told to collect their vehicles.

Runaway flames set several University of Cape Town buildings ablaze as firefighters used three helicopters to water-bomb the area.

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"The fire is now out of control and we request that all onlookers please refrain from entering the area and keep the area clear for emergency vehicles to pass".

At least one firefighter has been injured as emergency services fight to contain a fire that broke out Sunday in the foothills of Cape Town's landmark Table Mountain, city authorities said Sunday.

"Students were evacuated from residences and taken to pre-determined locations".

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