DEVELOPING | Cape Town fire contained but 'not out of the woods yet' | News24

LIVE | Minister's home gutted by Cape Town fire, David Mabuza's home saved from damage

2021-04-19 08:48:00 PM

LIVE | Minister's home gutted by Cape Town fire, David Mabuza's home saved from damage

A massive fire that began on Sunday in Cape Town has spread overnight due to strong winds, forcing residents to evacuate their homes.

Western Cape fire crews on high alert for Table Mountain flare-upsFire Fighters in Cape Town remain on high alert on Monday evening as fears of possible flare-ups of the devastating wildfire grow.The Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) said firefighters will be on standby throughout the night in case of any eventuality.

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"We would like to clarify that the fire is contained, but we are not out of the woods yet. We are dealing with severe winds that could ignite the flames. That’s why our crews must stand by for anything," TMNP fire manager Philip Prins said.Prins added that although some of the vegetation fire has been extinguished, the roots of the vegetation still remains a high risk as it could ignite and cause flare-ups.

Prins stressed that it does not look like the fire will be extinguished immediately."It will take some time. We are hoping to extinguish the fire by the end of the week," he added.1h agoSamwu against City of Cape Town's decision to dismiss 525 firefighters following unlawful strike headtopics.com

Many of the firefighters risking their lives to bring Cape Town's devastating Table Mountain fire under control are doing so while in a protracted dispute over their shifts, and are worried about being fired.According to the South African Municipal Worker's Union (Samwu) 525 firefighters could be fired for embarking on an unlawful strike in 2019.

Samwu said the City firefighters’ strike was to strengthen a demand for eight-hour shifts instead of 24-hour shifts.The union said 24-hour call shifts are exhausting, and more people could be employed if the shifts were shortened.1h agoCape Town fire guts minister's home, no injuries - De Lille reveals

Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) Patricia de Lille has confirmed that the Cape Town fire destroyed a minister's home."Since Sunday morning, 18 April, we have all watched with horror the very devastating impact of the fires on Table Mountain. 

"Unfortunately, we can report that one Minister's Cape Town residence in Newlands (owned by DPWI) was completely destroyed by the fire on Sunday afternoon. Thankfully, no one was hurt, and no one was in the property at the time," De Lille said in a statement on Monday. headtopics.com

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She did not disclose who the affected minister was.1h agoSignificant archives are under threat in Cape Town’s fire. Here's why they matter so muchA wildfire on the slopes of South Africa’s Table Mountain has wreaked havoc at the University of Cape Town (UCT) campus.

Among the sites of historical significance that have been damaged is the Jagger Library.The library houses rare and specialist collections, such as the important African Studies collections. Read more: News24 »

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