Grimsby Telegraph

Residents flee as fire spreads in Cape Town

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RESIDENTS are being evacuated from Cape Town neighbourh­oods as a wildfire spreading on the slopes of the city’s famed Table Mountain was fanned by strong winds and houses came under threat.

City authoritie­s said residents of parts of the Vredehoek suburb were being evacuated as a “precaution­ary” measure after the blaze spread towards the area.

Devil’s Peak, one of the most famous points of the mountain, was lit up in the early hours of the morning by the flames, which had now spread towards residentia­l areas.

A man in his 30s has been arrested on suspicion of arson, a city official said, although it is not clear if he was responsibl­e for starting the blaze.

 ??  ?? Residents leave their homes in Cape Town, South Africa, as a huge fire spread on the slopes of the city’s famed Table Mountain
Residents leave their homes in Cape Town, South Africa, as a huge fire spread on the slopes of the city’s famed Table Mountain

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