Officials have reported the fire began on 4pm last yesterday and have spent a significant amount of time trying to calm this angry 5 meter high fire. No official evacuation has been declared, but that may come at point or another. Many residents have fled from their homes for safety reasons.
Images and videos of this event have spread across the internet and social media, check out the video below.
Still no call for evacuations. People need to remain calm, the authorities are all in place and will continue to deal with these fires. There’s lots of smoke in the CBD so keep windows closed and, if you’re concerned about your breathing, don’t hesitate to report to a medical facility.James-Brent Styan, Western Cape government
Please note it is a problematic thing to ask if a fire is under control or contained. It remains a very fluid situation, with many unpredictable variables including wind strength. But lots of confidence this morning.James-Brent Styan, Western Cape government
“The wind has dropped considerably, making fighting the fire much easier. It’s currently under control. There are two helicopters currently water-bombing the Glen side of Lion’s Head”JP Smith
It seems the fire is slowly losing its steam. Helicopters and other fire fighting services have been working tirelessly to put this fire to rest.
SAFO will keep a close eye on this fire and alert everyone as quickly as possible if things worsen.