Table Mountain

Table Mountain Burns

A blaze which broke out on the lower slopes of Table Mountain in the early hours of Wednesday morning has been contained, the City of Cape Town Fire and Rescue Service has confirmed.

Spokesperson Theo Lane said the fire broke out at 03:00 on Wednesday morning at Molteno Road, Oranjezicht, and 42 firefighters, assisted by staff from Table Mountain National Parks, responded.

The fire has been contained and crews were carrying out mopping up operations.

Table Mountain Fire

Over 100 firefighters are extinguishing and containing a fire that flared up on the slopes of Table Mountain on Monday night, the City of Cape Town said.

 “The City's fire and rescue service is still on scene for the fire that started at Table Mountain late last night. Over 100 firefighters are still extinguishing the fire,” Fire and Rescue spokesperson Theo Lane said on Tuesday.

The fire is currently contained, with three helicopters water bombing the areas that are inaccessible to firefighters. The wind has largely died down.

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