The cause of Scarborough fire was arson: SANParks

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Fire safety officials working tirelessly to control a fire that broke out in Muizenberg, Cape Town over the weekend.

Fire safety officials working tirelessly to control a fire that broke out in Muizenberg, Cape Town over the weekend.

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Fire safety officials working tirelessly to control a fire that broke out in Muizenberg, Cape Town over the weekend.

Fire safety officials working tirelessly to control a fire that broke out in Muizenberg, Cape Town over the weekend.

CAPE TOWN - The South African National Parks has told reporters in Cape Town that an arsonist was responsible for one in a series of fires that hit the Cape Peninsula in recent weeks. 

The Scarborough fire was deliberately set alight on private property, it said.

The Cape Peninsula fires are reported to have caused infrastructural damage of approximately R6-million.

It also cost the same amount to fight the fires using services including aerial resources and manpower.

It is believed there were a number of other causes to the recent fires in the Western Cape province. 

SANParks and the City of Cape Town are conducting independent investigations.

There are currently no suspects in the arson case.