JOHANNESBURG - Firefighters have contained a fire on Signal Hill in Cape Town.
The fire was being fanned by strong south easterly winds.
Theo Lane, spokesperson for the City of Cape Town Fire and Rescue Services, said the fire had begun near Quarry Road and has progressed over Signal Hill to the Fresnaye area.
A large portion of the fire is not accessible to rescue workers as helicopters cannot safely be dispatched to the area at night so ground crews are working to contain the blaze.
Lane stated the firefighters are aiming to protect residential properties.
The authorities said the cause of the fire is currently unknown but would be investigated.