Three injured in Cape, blaze at bay

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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 – Two firefighters and one volunteer with Working on Fire have suffered injuries while battling fires in the southern suburbs, the City of Cape Town said on Thursday.

“One suffered minor burn wounds, one twisted his ankle and the volunteer broke her arm,” a statement from the city said.

 

Executive director for safety and security for the City of Cape Town, Richard Bosman, said: “We had an excellent night – no flare-ups at all, ground crews still monitoring and working the three active areas in Clovelly, Boyes Drive and the Constantia area.

"Helicopter (reconnaissance) will be done early morning to get a better picture and check on the Constantia area.”

“Last night, for the first time in days, no visible fires were on the mountain, all one saw was the flicking red lights of the ground crew vehicles at the scenes they were busy with," he added.

 

The fires are not believed to have been started deliberately.

It is suspected that the fire in Cape Point was ignited by lightning.

Authorities are looking to downscale operations later today and are monitoring for potential flare-ups.

However, residents close to the firebreak remain evacuated this morning.