March 4 2015 at 08:58am
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Cape Town – Eight homes were damaged and 300 people evacuated as firefighters battled in the southern peninsula mountains where a fire broke out at the weekend, Cape Town Disaster Risk Management said on Wednesday.
“Since the early hours of this morning eight houses were damaged, three were badly damaged. One in Noordhoek, two in Tokai, one in the Steenberg Golf Estate and four in Klein Constantia,” said spokeswoman Charlotte Powell.
“At this stage approximately 300 people were evacuated and no injuries reported.”
Powell said the evacuations were in Tokai, Noordhoek and Chapman’s Peak.
“The hotspots where firefighters are trying to contain the fire are Clovelly, Klein Constantia and Tokai,” she said.
Roads that remain closed were Boyes Road, Chapman’s Peak and Clovelly Road.
She said about 300 firefighters were working around the clock, from various places including Working on Fire, City of Cape Town and Table Mountain National Parks.
Various rescue crews worked overnight to try and contain the fire. Read More