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Firefighters will spend another night battling fires in Cape Point Nature Reserve

A fire broke out in the area on Wednesday afternoon after a lightning strike.

FILE: Cape Town fire fighters battles the blazes. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Firefighters are expected to spend another night battling wildfires in the Cape Point Nature Reserve.

A fire broke out in the area on Wednesday afternoon after a lightning strike.

It was brought under control, but flared-up again on Thursday afternoon.

Strong winds in the area were fanning the flames, making it difficult for firefighters to contain.

Table Mountain National Park Fire Manager Philip Prins said the fire was still going at Cape Point and there was little progress.

"We will fly with helicopters as late as we can, but the people on the ground will continue with it."

Meanwhile, fires which have been raging in Constantia Nek and in the vicinity of Ou Kaapse Weg have finally been brought under control.

More than 2,000 people have been battling the fires over the past four days.

The City's Richard Bosman said all the fires, except the one at the nature reserve, were under control.

"In our area, it's all under control. There was one in Ou Kaapse Weg earlier and there was one in the Constantia area, now there is a fire out in the Nature Cape Reserve."

South Africans have been doing all they can to support the hard-working firefighters.

Here is the awesome "thank you" that Dr Curtis & Chip made to mark the R3 million+ raised for firefighters yesterday. pic.twitter.com/G02H9v364F

#CapeFire Huge plumes of smoke coming from the fire at Cape Point is moving across Scarborough. MM pic.twitter.com/FQ0WqYJpu3

For the latest on the Cape fires click here.

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