The City of Cape Town’s Fire and Rescue Service is leading a multi-agency team in trying to contain a fire in the South Peninsula. The fire started just after 02:00 on Sunday in Muizenberg above Boyes Drive and was fanned by the strong wind. It is now burning over an extensive area, including Ou Kaapse Weg and Chapman’s Peak, heading in the direction of Hout Bay.
Mayor Patricia de Lille says the City is immensely proud of the brave men and women who have tirelessly been extinguishing fires across Cape Town during the last few months. “This fire season has been particularly challenging for our Fire and Rescue Service, who has seen a serious hike in the frequency of fires.”
Members of the public who would like to make donations can drop them off at the Fish Hoek and Lakeside fire stations as well as the Dutch Reformed Church in Kommetjie Road, Fish Hoek; the Noordhoek Farm Stall; and the Dutch Reformed campsite in Noordhoek. Cash donations can be made to the Volunteer Wildfire Services.