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Firefighters battling fire in Simon's Town (Supplied by Fire and Rescue services)


Firefighters battling fire in Simon’s Town (Supplied by Fire and Rescue services)

Around 50 Cape Town firefighters are battling a blaze on Simon’s Town’s Admirals Kloof – a mere two weeks after they fought a raging fire near Rhodes Memorial.

According to the City of Cape Town’s Fire and Rescue Service, firefighters responded to reports of a blaze on the mountain slopes at 05:55 on Monday.

“We currently have 10 firefighting appliances and about 50 firefighters on [the] scene, being assisted by the Table Mountain National Park and a crew from the navy,” Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson Jermaine Carelse said.

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Carelse said two Oryx helicopters were called in from the Ysterplaat air force base to help waterbomb the area. 

Initially, one helicopter helped firefighters but by mid-morning, the second helicopter joined them.

“The fire area has been [split] into three divisions to make operations more manageable,” he added.

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Firefighters battling fire in Simon’s Town


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