Residents flee as fire spreads in Cape Town
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.