CT emergency volunteer: I’m astounded by the destruction
Firefighters were still battling major blazes in Cape Town on Monday night.
CAPE TOWN - As emergency services brace themselves for another night of raging fires in the South Peninsula, a medical volunteer who had been at the forefront of the massive South Peninsula fires on Monday said he was astounded by the destruction he's witnessed over the past two days.
Linden Burns, an emergency volunteer, went up Ou Kaapse Weg to do a medical run for the volunteer firefighters in Noordhoek.
He says he's worried about the massive loss of vegetation.
He explained what he witnessed.
"It was astonishing to see how much destruction happened there. All the road signs have been damaged and there is virtually no vegetation." LISTEN: Linden Burns shares his experience.
LISTEN: Linden Burns shares his experience.
Meanwhile, the public is being urged to send any donations of food to the firefighters and volunteers who are currently fighting the fierce fires.
The city's member for safety and security JP Smith is with firefighters on the scene.
He has asked the public for donations of food for the more than 300 firefighters and volunteers who have been working tirelessly throughout the night.
Smith said the conditions on the mountain were stifling.
"On Chapmans Peak Drive, the heat from the fire on that side is so tense that one feels sympathy for the firefighters."
One firefighter has been hospitalised after being injured during a fiery blast at the Tintswalo Atlantic Lodge.
On Monday night firefighters were still battling major fires in Sun Valley, Muizenberg, Noordhoek and Chapman's Peak.
The city's disaster management spokesperson Charlotte Powell said the situation was stable, but confirmed that various teams were on high alert in case of any major flare-ups. WATCH: A chopper pilot's view of the Cape wildfires
WATCH: A chopper pilot's view of the Cape wildfires
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