100 firefighters still battling Fish Hoek fire

The fire broke out in Glencairn on Wednesday and spread to Fish Hoek yesterday.

One hundred firemen monitor a mountain fire in Fish Hoek on 21 November 2014. Picture: Masa Kekana/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Station commander of the Simon's Town Fire Station William McCluskey says 100 firemen are on duty to manage a mountain fire in Fish Hoek.

The fire broke out in Glencairn on Wednesday and spread to Fish Hoek yesterday.

Officials say fire has destroyed at least 60 hectares of vegetation.

It died down but strong winds caused it to flare up again this morning.

Fire officials have been on the scene monitoring it.

Three helicopters have been circulating the fire and dropping water-bombs to dowse the new flames that have flared up.

The Fish Hoek Fire Station has joined forces with the Simon's Town Fire Station and South African National Parks to manage the situation

McCluskey warned this is a major fire.