Capetonians leave their homes as fires rage into day 4
Freshly fanned fires continue to rage on in Muizenberg, Klein Constantia, Noordhoek and Tokai.
CAPE TOWN - Firefighters are still battling flames on several fronts this morning as fires rage on in Muizenberg, Klein Constantia, Noordhoek and Tokai.
Fire crews have worked through the night, water bombing danger zones and evacuating people at risk.
President Jacob Zuma has thanked firefighters for their bravery since the blaze, described as one of the worst in years, that broke out on the mountains in Muizenberg on Sunday.
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A Noordhoek resident says she hasn't slept in three days.
"It's been very traumatic. I just went up to have a look and see what's going on and it's horrific. The sky is just a red-orange colour and I don't know if I'm going to find a house to live in when I go back tomorrow."
An additional 250 firefighters were deployed to Cape Town on Tuesday to bolster efforts to contain the blaze.
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There's traffic on Zwaanswyk Road in Tokai as panicked residents drive away from their homes with their cars filled with personal belongings and pets.
The Tokai Forest is within clear view and the burning mountain slopes appear to be close to residential property.
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But the City of Cape Town's Fire and Rescue's Theo Lane says the fire is not at close to residential property as people think.
"The wind is blowing the smoke toward the houses and when people look through the smoke, they can't see the flames, they can't see how far it is, they're expecting it to be right there."
The City of Cape Town says fire officials will visit and assess any homes at risk before advising evacuation.
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Meanwhile, Cape Town authorities fear it could take several more days before the fire ravaging the Southern Peninsula is completely extinguished.
The city's fire chief Ian Schnetler says resources are being stretched to the limit in the battle to bring the runaway fire under control.
Apart from that blaze, that's already laid waste to thousands of hectares of vegetation as well as a number of homes, emergency crews also had to respond to at least 15 other fires in the city and across the Cape.
WATCH: A chopper pilot's view of the Cape wildfires