A massive fire has broken out on the mountains of Signal Hill, Capetown on this Sunday afternoon. The fire has been under the assist of a strong south eastern wind helping it spread quite aggressively. Firefighting can be a deadly job, it’s worth appreciating how hard all emergency services work to keep us safe.
The flames started on the left and steadily climbed up Lion’s Head and along Signal Hill road and the Lion’s back #KloofNekFire #LionsHeadFire pic.twitter.com/tXjKYpYIFD— Chantal Louw (@chantallouw_) January 27, 2019
Footage taken by Cape Town resident Cameron Arendse.
“We have four fire engines as well as water tankers on the scene with approximately 24 firefighters.
“Currently the is no immediate danger to any properties,”
“The fire is being fanned by a very strong south-easterly wind.”– Fire Rescue Spokesperson Theo Layne
Flying for over 2 hours non stop now. Excellent control and great precision at water bombing the fire. Excellent pilots! #CapeTown #lionshead @News24 @wo_fire pic.twitter.com/Cnc2V5omwS— Charles Kyriakakis (@Charles_Kyr) January 27, 2019– Charles Kyriakaki
“Conditions are terrible with gale force wind making efforts, though. Bad news is that veld fire conditions are expected to be in place tomorrow in the metro area again. So as a precaution we want to urge the public not to make any fires outdoors over the next few days while these strong winds prevail.”– James Styan