Cape Town Fire: Authorities Urged Residents To Avoid City Bowl & Work From Home
Cape Town is currently in the news and this after an out-of-control fire that has hit the city.
So far, the fire has destroyed Cape Town’s Table Mountain National Park, and also damaged buildings.
As we speak, hikers have been evacuated from the city’s most famous landmark. It was gathered that the wildfire that broke out early on Sunday morning.
It spread overnight towards the Devils Peak Estate/Vredehoek area of the Cape Town city bowl. More than 250 firefighters from the City of Cape Town, Table Mountain National Park, Working on Fire, and Volunteer Wildfire Services have remained on the ground seeing to it that the situation is brought under control.
The Local Government, Environmental Affairs, and Development Planning MEC, Anton Bredell has indicated that conditions have deteriorated overnight with the wind picking up strength and fanning the flames.
“The wind speed is expected to increase during the day which may impact on the deployment of aerial firefighting. The helicopters cannot fly if the wind is too strong and the visibility too poor but the situation will be fully assessed early this morning.
Stay away from the affected areas. Anyone who is able to avoid the city bowl today and able to work from home is urged to do so due.
Residents in the affected areas are advised to take note of the heavy smoke and soot and to seek medical attention if breathing becomes difficult.”